It was a nice, relaxed trip. South Padre is relatively quiet during the off season.
Raylan did really well on the drive down (he watched shows and played games on his tablet, mostly).
The beaches were nice, and not crowded at all.
We stayed at the Bridgeport Condominiums, and our place worked great.
We got to South Padre on Thursday. We hit the beach that afternoon after arriving.
|Enjoying the sea shore|
|Raylan with lifeguard Amy|
|Raylan and me|
|evening on the balcony|
|sunset on the bay|
|up to his neck in fun!!|
|our spot on the beach in front of the condo|
Friday night we went out to dinner at Blackbeard's, a seafood place. Dinner was good.
On Saturday we ate breakfast at Manuel's in Port Isabel. Good breakfast tacos. Afterward, we once again spent the morning at the beach. The weather was nice.
|us on vacay!|
|Amy wonders what our kid is doing|
After the beach we went to Sea Turtle, Inc., which is a sea turtle rescue center on South Padre.
|Raylan watches Allison, the sea turtle, as she swims with her prosthetic|
|a new view of an aquarium|
|Raylan meets Fred, the loggerhead turtle|
|Amy and Fred|
|Raylan and Dad ponder turtle sizes|
We went to dinner at Gabriella's, a pretty good Italian place near our condo.
|Dinner with the fam|
|Amy and Raylan. Raylan was excited about his first chance to go |
The next day we got up, piled in the car, and went home!
Rylan seemed to really like the beach. He liked playing in the waves, collecting shells, and building sand castles.
We had a really good trip. It was great to have a chance to get away from everything and enjoy some family time together.