Sunday, March 22, 2009

South Padre Island vacation

Great place to vacation, a Snowbird destination for those who trailer or rent.

We flew from Detroit to Houston, TX aboard an overbooked flight on Northwest Airlines. It was a direct flight and we arrived shortly after 5pm, picked up a rental car at Alamo. We drove to Quality Suites a couple of miles from Bush International Airport.
Room accommodations were excellent, too much actually for two people just staying overnight. We had bedroom, living room and kitchen facilities that were top line clean.
There was not much in the immediate area without a drive on busy roads but I wasn’t going to let hunger get the best of me, so I drove down the road a couple of miles to a Jack-In-the Box. Having never eaten at one before, I opted for a couple of their all day breakfast sandwiches, the wife had a regular hamburger.
Expecting those little breakfast biscuits, our sandwiches were huge. One would have been plenty for a hungry fellow. Is everything in Texas bigger?

Up early at 6am, a quick continental breakfast courtesy of Quality Suites and hit the road. It is a Monday morning and traffic is heavy. Thank goodness! For a Garmin GPS to direct me. Houston TX has a love affair with bridges and over passes, also, toll roads. Who would have ever thought we would need to bring a pocket full of change for toll roads. Six, seven, eight lanes of traffic all rushing to get through the tolls. What a person really needs is an E-Z Pass. I had neither, and I wasn’t about to hold up some pistol carrying Texan while I ran across several lanes to get change. Another good point; get in the right lane; the one that is about two miles long and say’s, Bills Changed. I got on a bumper and almost pushed an EZ Toll’er through the gate, and went like hell before the arm came down. I spent the next six hours looking over my shoulder for the long arm of the law’s blinking cherry.

Texas is big country. Miles of table top flat land. Huge cultivated fields as far as the eye could see. Made me think of some poor Mexican hoeing a row and never seen again.

We finally arrived 6 hrs later, at our destination motel in Port Isabel; a nice little town on the opposite side of the bay from South Padre Island (2 miles by the biggest bridge).
Our friends who were staying at Long Island Village (a gated community) came to meet us and show us around. We spent two quality weeks enjoying our stay, meeting new friends and enjoying some great eats. But! I will save that for another day, when I can get some pictures up.

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