Green Turtle release…

We love Padre!  And they love having kids out there.  One day the rangers sent over a message for the camp hosts to invite us to a turtle release they would be having the next day.  So before lunch, we drove (it’s not very far, we were just running late) to the visitor’s center, then walked […]

Spoiled…

While we were on Padre, we had ‘George’ over for dinner quite a bit (because we caught lots of salt water catfish! LOL!).  When any of the fishermen on the beach would get a bite, George would fly or run down to the beach and stop just behind and off to the side, of the fisherman.  George […]

Memories from Padre Island National Seashore…

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We had such a wonderful 13 days at Padre Island National Seashore.  We spent most of the time walking the beach and fishing.   This is the beach’s resident beggar, George…He hangs out on the top of the dunes watching the fishermen, waiting for a handout of salt-water catfish, or entrails from the good stuff.  He gets several […]

fishing fun…

We were supposed to leave Padre on Friday.  But after Jake caught this 38″ Black Drum today, I think we are staying for the nice weather (= good fishing) this weekend.  😉

Camping on Padre Island – year 5 :)

Yep, that’s how much we LOVE Padre!!!  We visited it the first year we traveled, and have made a point to come here every year for at least 10 days (we try for 14, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out, like this year); and we are back now Camping on Padre Island !  Yay! […]

Campground Fun & Vehicle repairs…

We have been keeping busy during our extra time here near San Antonio! We (meaning Vaughn and one of the boys) redid the bathroom.  I’ll have to remember later to take a picture – nothing extensive, but we are liking the practicality and convenience! On Thursday, Beth and I went into town to pick up […]

Our last stop in Texas…Lake Conroe Thousand Trails campground

After we left Colorado River TT, we spent one night at the Lake Conroe Thousand Trails RV Park.  It was cold, and we didn’t pull in until dinner-time, so we never did really check the park out.  It looked like a well maintained campground, and Vaughn and Eli used the weight room (Jake was too […]

Colorado River Thousand Trails RV park…

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We had a fabulous time enjoying our favorite Thousand Trails park (so far)!  We picked lots of pecans, and still have a Target bag full of whole pecans that need to be separated so that we can put the nutmeats in the freezer. We parked directly across from the playground since that is the girls’ […]

Fishing in Texas…

This is the story of our last 10 days… fishing in Texas! guess we’ve been doing alright!  😉 Fishing the Colorado River. Actually, I didn’t go down to the river once this visit, but the riverside RVs all knew the rest of my family! LOL! The other campers would stop them to ask them how the […]

Renting Beach Carts in Port Aransas, TX…

We took one day and drove northeast to rent beach carts in Port Aransas… Where we picked up these sweet rides… I must admit that I was a little nervous renting beach carts.  I mean, I talked to the owner on the phone, warning him that we wanted to take our family out to ride […]