According to Margret and her husband from Sunshine RV in La Grange, TX we needed to go to the Valley. She was a little book of information to say the least. Telling us where to go and where not to go. Without her we would have missed Port Aransas near Corpus Christi. We had to load the rig on to a ferry to get to the island from the north. We arrived at the sea shore camping area at dusk. The wind was very strong but 72 degrees; which cooled overnight to 40 something. What an amazing display on the water for the next few days...super cool....some of the pictures were taken right from our bed over looking the ocean. It is a very beautiful sight to wake up in the morning overlooking all of this.
It was not outdoor weather without our down jackets, my alpaca sweater and yes I wore my ear muffs! Beach sites were $12. per night what a deal for such beauty. We were one rig amongst only 4.
Probably should have avoided this park on left, so we could have enjoyed the Atlantic Ocean a little sooner.
While visiting South Padre Island at the National Seashore Park we joined a 2 hour bird tour learning all about the birds that live there and where they hide. The rangers were fun to talk to. This was our camp ground that night at Bib Camp. This park was $2.50 per night with this beautiful view....WOW...53 degrees today. Light wind on the intercostal side of the island.
Look a Rinalta Rig just like Steve and Linda's
The sand was hard in most places and everyone drives right on the beach...but there definitely were a few soft spots...
Looking at the map and our next westerly direction I noticed Kingsville and the King Ranch was in our direction. Looking more into it the Ranch I realized that it was the ranch our Ford King Ranch truck was named after....so that was a no-brainer we must go there. Little did we know that this place was huge....825,000 acres to be exact! The ranch was quite the big deal with many tours. We did the 2 hour history tour and the 4 hour birding tour. I am going to place all the bird pictures of our trip in one place because I am taking numerous pictures of the many common and notable species, some of which we have never seen before....some good pictures and some not so much but a record non the least. These pictures will all be in the next post and I will be adding to them as I capture them along the way.
Downtown Kingsville they have a very high end retail store that sells everything King Ranch. In here they had a working saddle shop with the original saddle maker still making saddles. He was in his 80's...side note, all the ranch's trucks are FORDs but no King Ranch trucks that we saw...,