Monday, February 15, 2010

Visit To Padre Island National Seashore

We couldn't get on this ferry and had to wait about 10 minutes for next one.

A common sight here in Texas. Spotted these deer today at Padre Island National Seashore

While driving on the beach on Padre Island, we spotted these seagulls. Aren't they cute!!

I couldn't resist taking this picture! A seagull on each post!

Al's new friend!

Sundown on Goose Island from our campsite looking at the bridge that gets us here!

We decided today would be a good day for a drive. It wasn't all that warm, but it was in the 50's and very sunny! So we went to Corpus Christi and got some supplies we needed from Sam's Club, stopped and had lunch and then headed out to the Padre Island National Seashore. It's a pretty drive out there from Corpus Christi. Kind of desolate in places, but then again, we are in Texas. We stopped by the campground to see if it was full as we plan to go there hopefully, next Sunday. There were several sites open, so we shouldn't have a problem. We plan to stay there for a week, but if the weather doesn't cooperate, we may not stay that long. If the sun keeps shining with only a few showers and clouds, we'll be ok. So, we are watching the weather closely. Remember, we left our generator home, so this will be flying solo with the solar. Anyway, in spite of this, we are really looking forward to it.

We are thinking of ways to conserve energy, and one thing has been not running the furnace too much. It has been cold here some nights and we have needed to have the heat on. Next week, it's supposed to warm up and the temps at night are supposed to be much better. So, we will see what happens. If we end up staying here on Goose Island a few more days, I can't say it would be too upsetting as it is truly beautiful here and we have enjoyed our stay here tremendously. We are just getting to know our neighbors here, Wayne and Julie and will miss them when we go!

We will be about 20 miles or more from the grocery stores, so we have to stock up on food supplies before we go. Of course, we can drive to town, but we don't want to go everyday. Al and I have a tendency to need something from the store at least every other day. Of course, we have always had many stores nearby, so we aren't used to not having them.

I can't wait to get there and post some pics from our campsite overlooking the ocean! I did take some pictures today, that I thought you would enjoy of the beach and the seagulls. We also spotted some deer in the field as we were driving there. On our way home we stopped for coffee, and a bird perched himself on the mirror of our truck and Al was very amused by him. Al even treated him to a little snack.

We drove a different way back to Goose Island. Instead of going through Corpus Christi, we headed toward Port Aransas and took the Ferry over to Aransas Pass, then Rockport and Goose Island. You just drive your truck onto the ferry and it only takes minutes to get across.

We got back home and the sun had just set. It was so pretty, but pictures can never quite capture it!


  1. Beautiful Nita.. Thanks for the pictures. Bill and I are looking forward to spending time there again after the rally.


  2. Ah! You have inspired us. We are going to do the same drive today. Never did make it all the way last year. I love looking for shells and I heard there are lots especially closer to the other end where it is more desolate.
    Thanks for the postings....Love reading them.

  3. Oh, it's so beautiful. Just like last summer...only it was warmer when we were there ;-)