My interest in birds started in January 2013, when we first camped at Patagonia Lake State Park. During that visit, I joined a guided bird walk and soon became a bird enthusiast. Now I search for new birds on my own, an activity I find very relaxing. It’s often a challenge to identify them, but I enjoy trying after photographing […]
We initially thought our six week stay in the San Diego area might be a little long and tedious with all of the noise and traffic. But there were so many people to see and things to do that the time just whizzed by. While here we stayed in three different campgrounds: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Sweetwater Summit Regional Park […]
Our month-long winter break in Tucson whizzed by as we went about completing maintenance on Betsy, socializing, hiking, birding and checking out local attractions. And we thought we might be bored here! Be forewarned that this post is a little lengthy, as we did a lot while concluding our sojourn in the Sonoran desert 🙂 Although our home base was in an […]
What we saw while driving northwest along US-90 towards Seminole Canyon State Historical Park was flat wilderness – all the way to the horizon in every direction. I’ve heard a lot about boring drives through Texas, and I believe this is one of those parts of the state that people refer to.
The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) is reputedly one of the nation’s top spots for bird-watching. What the valley lacks in breathtaking views and warm winter weather, it makes up for in its array of bird species – some of which are seen only in this area. RGV is nestled into the tip of South Texas, with the Rio Grande River running along its […]
Along the Texas Coast are barrier islands running parallel to the mainland. The longest barrier island is Mustang Island, where Port Aransas occupies 8 miles of its 18 mile length. We spent a month there with Gulf Waters RV Resort as our home base, then three days just up the road at Mustang Island State Park.
Two deep-south states – Texas and Florida – are known for their amazing assemblage of birds and other animals. The “Sister States in Birds”, as they are sometimes called, share many of the same birds – even going so far as to both claim the Northern Mockingbird as their state bird. Texas gets more western birds, while Florida hosts some Carribbean species […]
We had hoped that being in southern Texas, and parking close to the Gulf of Mexico would allow us to enjoy some reasonably warm weather this winter. From the day we arrived here at Port Aransas (Dec. 15), we’ve been able to count on one hand the number of days that we haven’t had to bundle up in jackets to go outside. And […]
In my last post, I alluded to the fact that while at Galveston Island we were busy preparing for an overseas trip. By the time you read this Steve and I will be in the Philippines. For the next two weeks we’ll be in my hometown of Moalboal on Cebu visiting my 96-year-old mom and the rest of the family. Then during the third week […]