ToadDate 0117.01.23.2017-TX Today we are at Mustang Island State Park across the bridge from Corpus Christi, TX. Mustang Island is just across a channel north of Padre Island. The Padre Island National Seashore is just a few miles from where we are camping. Today we drove to the National Seashore. We parked our car on … More Beachcombing

South Padre Island

ToadDate 0106.01.12.2017-TX Today we are at South Padre Island across the causeway from Port Isabel TX. It has been a few years since Elaine and I visited here and the place has really grown. There are numerous new high rise condominiums facing the beach and a good collection of restaurants. The last time we were … More South Padre Island

Brownsville Visit

ToadDate 0096.01.02.2017-TX Today we visited the Brownsville Texas area. It was a full day sightseeing trip and we visited the following locations: The Palo Alto Battlefield and Palmetto Ranch Battlefields, Boca Chica beach, Brownsville, Port Isabel and South Padre Island. The Palo Alto Battlefield was quite interesting, there are improved trails that take you to … More Brownsville Visit

The King Ranch

ToadDate 0092.12.29.2016-TX Today we visited the King Ranch. This ranch covers over 825,000 acres, which is larger than the State of Rhode Island. The ranch has other locations including Florida where their interest includes citrus and sugar cane farms. The ranch in Texas is divided into 4 sections, 2 of the sections are leased out … More The King Ranch