Sunday, April 4, 2010

Welcome to Isla Blanca, South Padre Island

We arrived on Saturday afternoon to South Padre Island.  We fought the Easter weekend traffic to finally get across the bridge and into our RV Park, Isla Blanca.  We had our choice of a couple of spots for our month long stay so we finally decided on one that gives us quite a bit of room and no close neighbors, #C104.  We had forgotten how busy the Easter time could be on the Texas coast so we have only ventured for a couple of quick walks on the beach just about 100 yards from us.  It has been filled with several hundred if not thousand people who think the beach is their personal trash can, YUCK!!!  We'll be glad when things clear out tomorrow and everyone returns home.  

I wanted to share a couple of quick pictures that I took yesterday as we were settling into our spot.  We were not too sure what to think of the RV park as it is actually a county park.  The park is in a great location as it takes up the entire southern most tip of the island.  We had read mixed reviews with some commenting on how some spaces are "improved" by those who stay long term in a spot.  Ours is definitely one of those as you can see from the great flowers planted in our spot below:

Pinkie was definitely glad to get out of the closet where she has been riding safely since we left Denver.  She was a bit cranky after being in the dark for so long, but she is quite happy now in the flower garden.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that Matt might have shared his crown and coke with her.

We spent most of yesterday getting everything unpacked and ready to be able to live in for a month.  Today we ventured out on the island with the truck to scope out the kite spots for Matt.  Not only did we find them, but he was able to sneak in a couple hours of kiting.  Me and my white (well, maybe beyond white) legs decided that the sun shelter that we brought with us and SPF 50 sunblock were the highlights of the day.  I really hate it when you miss spots on your feet, but boy am I glad for that sunblock...

We both are most likely working the next couple of days so I will have another update for us in a few.

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