We packed the cooler and headed for S. Padre Island this morning. We had a great time. We stopped at the convention center and checked out the birds and 1 alligator from the boardwalk. They have finished the walkway and it's really nice. We saw a wood stork, stilts, 4 different types of herons, Rosette spoonbills and the usual pelicans, ducks, gulls, etc.
We parked the car on the beach and set our chairs in the shade it gave. We enjoyed the warm water. The last time we were at the beach we were in Maine and the gulf is certainly much warmer than the north Atlantic.
Scotty always loves to drive on the beach. So we did some of that too. We also checked out the park on the southern end so we would know where to go when we return in 2 weeks for the Sandcastle weekend.