Can spring be far away? – Lake Casa Blanca SP, Laredo, TX

We arrived at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park  Laredo, Texas in anticipation of great outdoor fun.  But as has often been the case for us recently, expectations didn’t mesh with reality. Gloomy, dreary and wet days were the norm during our one-week stay, as back-to-back winter storms passed through.  It was more than enough to add to my already funky mood. Continue reading Can spring be far away? – Lake Casa Blanca SP, Laredo, TX

Where to in 2015?

Turks Cap

After staying a month in Mission, Texas we were itching to get moving again – that’s really longer than we like to sit in one spot, even if the birding was world-class.  Virtually so far our entire winter in Texas has been cold and dreary, with incessant winds that just would not stop. Continue reading Where to in 2015?

A big Texas landmark – Kingsville, TX

They say everything in Texas is big, and one of the things the state is known for is its super-sized ranches.  The size of the state itself lends it perfectly to the industry of raising cattle. The massive King Ranch in southern Texas – covering more area than the state of Rhode Island, and with more acreage than Dallas, Houston and San Antonio combined – is a prime example of a huge cattle-raising operation. Continue reading A big Texas landmark – Kingsville, TX

Final Days on the Gulf – Port Aransas, TX

Port Aransas

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. Continue reading Final Days on the Gulf – Port Aransas, TX