Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March in Rockport

KoKo at Enchanted Oaks RV Park near Rockport, Texas

What’s happened in the last month or so? Not much here.

Spring finally arrived the first of March and we are finally enjoying our stay in Rockport. It’s warm, the sun is shining and we can get out and do things. We went to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. We walked around a little and at the observation deck, we were able to see the pair of whooping cranes that are in residence, along with other birds.

New neighbors, John and Mary Jane from Reno, moved in next door. We met them at the St. Patrick’s Day dinner. We enjoyed chatting with them and they came over and had coffee with us outside in our mosquito tent. An enjoyable visit and we stayed up until 11:00. This is the type of experience we were hoping for when we arrived the first of February.

Most days we are awake by 7:30. We are often dressed before 9, but sometimes it’s 10:30.

After two months with full hookups, we are spoiled for day camping.

We made another trip to Padre Island. This time with John and Mary Jane. And the sun was out. It was a glorious day.

We will leave Rockport next Sunday and head towards Big Bend. We are taking the slow route, US90 from San Antonio. The daytime highs at BB the last week have been from 60 to 90. We are hoping for 70’s or 80’s.

A nearby birding area. Rockport is all about birds.

Aransas NWF

This and the next pictures were taken on Padre Island
We like these birds. Neat hairdo's

Flocks of Brown Pelicans come over every few minutes. Some flocks are over 100 birds.

Mr. Heron looking for a meal

Isolation, there is another 30 miles of this. You can camp anywhere you like. The sand is fine and hard packed.

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to go to Padre Island. Would we like it there? Is it crowded?