Texas: A storm blows into Brownsville

We got up a little late on Sunday, so we headed over to South Padre Island to see about getting some time lapse of the epic clouds moving in. We missed out on our original location, so we headed to the Port Isabel lighthouse, a State Historical Site. On the way home, we stopped to … Continue reading Texas: A storm blows into Brownsville

Texas: Staying in Brownsville for the winter

You might have seen me mention that we're in Brownsville for a while. We left Elgin, TX (near Bastrop, TX) in mid-August to come to the Brownsville area. We had quite the trip to Brownsville. Visiting RockportYes, we could have driven through/around San Antonio and arrived in Brownsville in one long day of driving, but … Continue reading Texas: Staying in Brownsville for the winter

Texas: More time at Boca Chica Beach

It was a beautiful day to be at the beach. Blue skies, puffy white, a little wind...but no haze. Bob did a timelapse of the clouds moving around Starship 24 (also known as S24) near the launchpad. Videohttps://vimeo.com/748719145 We didn't stay as long as we would have liked, but we'll be going back regularly to … Continue reading Texas: More time at Boca Chica Beach

Texas: Checking out Boca Chica Beach

We've been in Brownsville for almost two weeks, but today was our first time checking out Boca Chica Beach. It is actually part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the eight-mile beach at Boca Chica fronts tidal salt flats, mangrove marshes, and clay dunes called lomas. It is the southernmost beach and the … Continue reading Texas: Checking out Boca Chica Beach

Texas: Roadside wildflowers

Since we didn't find the fields of wildflowers we were looking for in or around Fredericksburg, we decided to hunt down roadside wildflowers. Note, all photos in this post were taken with the Jeep parked safely off the road in marked parking areas. We didn't intrude on private property or park our Jeep on dry … Continue reading Texas: Roadside wildflowers

Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

We've been searching for fields of wildflowers, because we've only been finding patches here and there. The areas west of Austin (Fredericksburg, Burnet, Kingsland, Marble Falls, etcetera) are all supposed to be cool places to find not just bluebonnets, but gobs and gobs of wildflowers. Apparently, even though they are blooming, it's not quite "peak … Continue reading Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

Texas: Bastrop county courthouse and historic county jail

If you've been following us for a while, you know we love a good county courthouse. Since we're here for the next few months, we figured we should check out the Bastrop county courthouse and surrounding buildings. The county courthouse building There's a lot more information here, but the Bastrop County Courthouse is a three-story, … Continue reading Texas: Bastrop county courthouse and historic county jail