A while back while passing by the small town of Refugio, Texas I saw the above Texas Boot, Blue bonnets and Cactus and have to snap a quickly. Sadly, looks like South Texas Kitchen at 201 S Alamo St, Refugio, TX 78377 has since closed but I liked the sculpture 🙂 Refugio had 2,890 residents as of the 2010 census.
Next stop…Sinton, Texas. Now why on earth would I veer off in that direction? Yep, to see the “Largest Squirrel in Texas”, according to a clever billboard advertisement, so off in search of I drove. Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines at 311 W. Sinton Street, Sinton, Texas would be the destination in the small, Texas town.
How do you turn a simple 3 hour car drive from Corpus Christi, Texas to Houston into a 8 hour trip?? Have me at the wheel!!! I see an interesting billboard, sign, etc. and off I go getting distracted….fun! (Swerve! Detour!)!
I didn’t ever make time for the beach while in Corpus, so a quick drive through of Rockport Beach surely wouldn’t affect my drive time tooooo much right?! (Well, let’s not mention the other stop at Harbor Point Park ..opps!…or the others…)
Yep, this is my crazy, distracted brain in action….the task today, after wedding planning with my niece, was to drive the 3 hours to get back home…seems simple enough right?! Nope…I see anything that looks like it should be further investigated and bam…off I go…am I ever going to make it home?! Not the way I tend to veer off on my mini adventures! 🙂
I drove past this cool little park and spun back around to check it out… The 1.08 trail has 10 foot wide concrete paths that will take you through lots of beautiful Live Oak trees and of course you will see Tule Creek.
After meeting up with my niece in Corpus Christi about her upcoming wedding, it was sadly time to head home…but wait…I saw a sign for a park….(swerve….) so let’s visit Harbor Point Park in Aransas Pass, Texas! I’d say it was “on the way home” but only if you plan on a round-about way…oh well…still…
Anyone else do “Car Photography”? This is what I do now in this Summer heat!! I drive around parks or back roads and when I see a fun bird, etc. I pull over and shot from my car. Works out ok for me as my Sigma lens is rather heavy anyway and this way I can use my car window frame as a tripod and generally speaking either get to stay in my air-conditioned car or hop out for a spilt second, snap and drive on 🙂 .
Since I was in Galveston already on Saturday, I HAD to visit Galveston State Park to see if I could find any of my Roseate Spoonbills there but no luck…however, I did see quite a few of the American White Ibis. I was shocked the first time I saw one of them as their eyes are such a beautiful, startling blue and their legs are so oddly colored too! Really everything about this bird is rather strange looking!!
Thanks to my friends at theAmand Bayou Nature Centerfor helping me determine what kind of birds a lot of these are!!! They are such a lovely group of people!!! Thank you for always being willing to help!!! Birding in Texas has become somewhat of a new hobby for me so I need plenty of assistance trying to identify them all still!