Friday, January 16, 2015

South Padre Island, Sea Turtles, Sand Castles, Port Isabel

We picked up our son and daughter-in-law from the airport at Harlingen and stayed overnight at Sunshine RV Resort near the airport yesterday, the 15th.  We have a one night reservation at the KOA at South Padre Island tonight. I’ll have a separate post on both of those campgrounds. There’s a lot of things to do in the Padre Island area depending on what you like and your what you are willing to pay. We planned mostly a day of sightseeing.

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Sea Turtle Inc. is a sea turtle rescue center. We weren’t able to see some of the area because it was cold out (temp below 55 degrees). They are a nonprofit organization with an income of donations and gift shop sales. It is free to go there, donations accepted. They have summer interns and volunteers.

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We also went to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. I did a separate post on that, as we took a lot of pictures there.

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Padre Jose Nicolas Balli statue, Queen Isabella Causeway memorial.
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We drove back over the bridge to Port Isabel for some sightseeing. Port Isabel LighthouseFort PolkPirate's Landing.
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El Cristo de los Pesadores memorial, below pics, translates to "Christ of the Fishermen" is located on south end of the Island at the Isla Blanca Park.
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Supper at Pier 19, near the KOA on South Padre Island.
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