Fun on South Padre Island

LOCATION: South Padre Island, Texas
WEATHER: Mostly sunny. High 70

We got an early start and headed to South Padre Island, about 1.5 hours from here. We drove around the island so our Minnesota friends, Dan and Joan, could see both the gulf side as well as the bay side. We stopped at the visitor center to check out one of the island’s famous sand sculptures.

Then, lunch at Dirty Al’s. Really good blackened fish tacos.

I kept everyone on a tight schedule. We zipped over to the dock and went on a 2-hour dolphin boat ride in the bay. We saw lots and lots of dolphins. It was a bit breezy, but still great weather.

As the tour guide, I quickly escorted them from the dock area to the turtle rescue sanctuary. We saw the injured turtles and learned about the different kinds. It is a great place to visit.

Finally, a little rest in the afternoon in our hotel located right on the bay.

After a little nap (George), we had a cocktail at one of the nicer restaurants on the island to watch the sunset. (I had coupons so all of the appetizers were free). 🙂

DINNER: We enjoyed take-out pizza at our favorite Italian restaurant in the area.

An early night, as we have to get up at 3:45 AM to take them to the airport for an early flight back to Minnesota.

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