Friday, January 6, 2012

South Padre Island

Holy moly, Left Brain! 

Are we in Florida or Texas?

We drove around to get familiar with our winter surroundings and fell in love with the South Padre Islands.

Of course, being a blue sky and sunny day, everything looks good right now.

We couldn't resist driving around on the beach and saw many people camping there.

For a four dollar day fee you can drive your rig out on the beach and set up camp for as long as you want.  Of course, there are no amenities except for sand, ocean and sky...but that's enough for us.  For a little while anyway.

Hey!  There's even free food on the beach.  Just think how lovely this washed up jellyfish might be with a few onions and some garlic.  Yum!

Yup.  Camping with us is a bit like traveling with the Clampett's.

We did opt to have a lovely lunch at Pier 19 and pass on the jellyfish.  I had some shrimp in a mango sauce/salsa that was to die for.

Colleen, you must teach me how to make your mango salsa.

Pete had shrimp flautas with the shrimp rolled up in cream cheese and apple smoked bacon inside the tortilla.  

I gave him my refried beans in trade for his hush puppies.

They had this large shark that was caught in 2004.

I can't even begin to imagine what kind of line and hook was used to land this bad boy.

It was a great day and we returned to She Devil to fix our steaks for supper.

Live is good here in Texas.  I need to find my Weight Watcher group on Saturday and see how much damage I've been doing so far.

Long Live the Queen of Contentedness 


  1. Who is this Pete you speak of? Does Left BRain know about him? :o)

  2. Looks like a GREAT day to me!

  3. Yeah, I was wondering about Pete too. I've never been to Texas so I'm really enjoying your photos. That beach is absolutely gorgeous! too bad you passed on the jelly fish. I was sort of hoping for a review. Of course, I understand you turning it down. I would too. Have fun and keep those photos coming. Hugs, Edna B.

  4. Please don't enter the jelly fish photo in Camera Club as it's a WINNER!