A bunch of bluebonnet flowers with an indian paintbrush flower in the middle.

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: More time at the seashore

That's right. We went to Padre Island National Seashore again. As we finish up our time here in the area for the winter, we're looking at our list of places to see. This is one of the places that just begs to be visited more than once. Birds In my previous post , I focused … Continue reading Texas: More time at the seashore

Texas: Visiting Padre Island National Seashore

It has been too long since I posted, but we have started the new year by heading to Padre Island National Seashore. Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 66 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind … Continue reading Texas: Visiting Padre Island National Seashore

Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 2

As I promised in my last post, this post will cover the planes and the Flight Deck on the USS Lexington. The weather and the skies The weather looked promising for the day. The sky often had clouds, but you could tell there was potential for more stormy weather based on cloud color in the … Continue reading Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 2

Texas: Waves at Mustang Island State Park

I know I included a short 30 second video in my last post, but this is a edited video with wave sound effects. The video was edited using Adobe's Premiere Rush, with audio sound effects by Carlos Santa Rita from artlist.io. I used my iPhone Xs Max with a Moment anamorphic lens to capture the … Continue reading Texas: Waves at Mustang Island State Park

Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport, part 2

On Sunday of our first weekend, we decided to do a day trip to the Brownsville/McAllen/Mission area. The area is a heavy "winter Texan" area, so we checked out RV parks in the area. We also did a short visit to the Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. The drive is 3 hours each way, … Continue reading Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport, part 2