Considering the weather extremes around the country, I shouldn't even mention this, but our four days on South Padre Island were plagued by clouds and wind. However, we still had a great time. Tuesday was another blustery day, so we did a little shopping, made a trip to the end of the road (SP 100), and visited a sand castle display.
Letha, Vince, and Don spent one afternoon on the water chasing the wily fish. Despite pelicans, pirate ships, and the Coast Guard, they had some success.
We also did a beach walk one day before we went to a small bar for some impromptu music. More wonderful shrimp, this time with noodles, finished the day.
Friday we headed back north to Dallas for a short but delightful visit with Don's daughter, Christi. She took us to the Cattle Drive in Fort Worth--a dozen or two longhorns are driven down the street by a few cowboys. The longhorns were very well behaved and walked rather sedately, but the length of some of those horns made my neck hurt.
We wandered around the District for a bit soaking up the cowboy culture. I was especially intrigued by a brewery named Second Rodeo, as in "not my first...", the sculptures and creative water features. We also did a little shopping in nearby Grapevine and started a trek back to Iowa on Sunday. All in all, a great trip!
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Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.