Port Isabel & South Padre Island, Texas

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Harlingen to Port Isabel, Texas.

We spent the night parked at Wal-Mart in Port Isabel because of its convenient location. Parked at the far edge of the parking lot made for a relatively quiet night’s sleep. We’ll move on this morning to Brownsville about 25 miles distant..

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


As always, i like to show the view from the dining room window…


It ended up being a full day exploring the local area. The Google Earth image below shows Port Isabel as PI and South Padre Island as SPI. The Rio Grande River enters the Gulf of Mexico from the lower left…


Because I took so many photos yesterday…in this Blog entry I’m going to show you only a couple from each location. To see the rest of the photos you will have to click the provided Picasa Web Album link.

First stop of the day was at the Port Isabel Historical Museum…



To see the other 18 photo I took at the Port Isabel Historical Museum, click this Picasa Web Album link…

The second stop od the day was at the Treasures Of The Gulf Museum…



To see the other 21 photos I took at this museum, click this link…

Third stop was at the Port Isabel Lighthouse which provided a nice view of South Padre Island…



To see the other 7 photos, click this link…

A combination ticket to all three museums for seniors was only $5, You can read about theses museums by clicking their website link…

After the lighthouse it was time for a late lunch at Joe’s Oyster House…



Where we both had…naturally…the delicious grilled shrimp plate for $8.95…


Now it was time to cross the Queen Isabela Causeway to South Padre Island. Here’s an aerial view I picked off of Google Earth…


You can read all about South Padre Island by clicking this Wikipedia link…

First stop  was at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center…



To see the other 23 photos, click this link…

You can read all about this place by clicking their website link…

Then we drove “up Island” to see the beaches…



To see the other 5 photos, click this link…

Enjoying beautiful area locations is another joy of the full-time Rving lifestyle!!!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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