Monday, March 24, 2014

BIRDING & NATURE PRESERVE ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS IS TRULY UNIQUE AND A "MUST SEE" DESTINATION

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
has over 43 acres 0f freshwater ponds, saltwater marshes and 4,800 feet of bay-view boardwalk. Also 7 bird blinds,
and a 5 story tower with fantastic views of the
surrounding Laguna Madre and beaches.
Using a recent $375,000 grant the center added water
features, a theater, large porch, Butterfly garden,
sunset views, meeting rooms and a beautifull gift shop.
 
 Cristin Howard pictured below is the Director of Marketing.
and does an excellent job coordinating events and tours.
 A view of the entrance as you drive in.

 The 5 story building above and butterfly garden below.
A yellow butterfly is in the upper left side of picture below.
 A beautiful Yucca blossom below.
 A view of the trails from above
 Trails, ponds and wildlife everywhere!!!!
 A map of the trails on left side of picture below
 Several bird blinds scattered throughout.
Yes, that is an Alligator below I saw as well.
 Below is a meeting room used for video presentations
and conferences. 
 Below are some birds I saw on my visits.
 Below are bird charts showing birds of the area
you could see here depending on the time of the year.

 More birds I saw during my visits.
 The Pink Spoonbills are a beautiful site, especially
when in flight. Many sightings recently here.

 More of what I saw.
 Yes, even a couple of Alligators. How good is that!!


 Complete with a fantastic gift shop!!
 There is nothing like a beautiful sunset
over the Laguna Madre!!!!!!!!!!


 Cristin welcomes you!!
(956) 243-8289
Weekly, Monthly and 90 day special price passes also available

 This is definitely a must see destination and one of
the finest Birding and Nature Centers anywhere!!!!!
There is nothing quite like the beauty of the wetlands and
Laguna Madre. With guided birdwalks, evening nature programs,
field trips, and educational format, it is a haven for "Winter Texans",
Children, and school field trips. Visitors come from all over the world to visit. My experience was most pleasant and enjoyable.
 
 
I gave this a 5 star rating
 
If you go tell them the ROADRUNNER sent you!!!

The Birding Center also can serve as a fantastic
beautiful setting for Weddings and Renewals 
Valerie Waddell is an excellent Wedding Planner.

http://www.southpadrebeachceremony.com/

Call Valerie and tell her the Roadrunner sent you!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dolphin Watch "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL" FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHY

DOLPHIN TOURS BY SMALL BOAT
"SMALL GROUPS"
 

CAPTAIN GEORGE
 WE ARE READY TO GO!!! WITH CAPTAIN GEORGE.
 SAW BEAUTIFUL BIRDS ALONG THE WAY
 ANOTHER.
 THE DOG "ROZZI" WATCHING FOR DOLPHINS!!
 ONCE ROZZI SEES ONE HE BARKS AND POINTS>
 A BEAUTIFUL DOG>
 IT SEEMED LIKE THERE WERE DOLPHINS EVERYWHERE
 UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
 ANOTHER GREAT SHOT
 THE BEST YET!!  FANTASTIC!!
 GREAT SHOT OF A PELICAN
 VIEW OF THE OTHER BOAT WITH US>

 MORE DOLPHINS
 ANOTHER VIEW OF THE OTHER BOAT
 EVEN A CHANCE FOR JORDAN TO DRIVE THE BOAT
 DOLPHIN WATCHING DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!
 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BIRD WE SAW
 
Words cannot describe this fantastic experience and
this is a non-profit organization.
Located at the Sealife Center
110 N Garcia St.
Port Isabel, Texas
Phone 956-299-1957
Located in Lighthouse Square
 
 
If you go be sure to tell them the "ROADRUNNER SENT YOU"
 


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Southern Wave Catamaran SUNSET DINNER CRUISES.

The entrance for the Cruise.
 Sunset Dinner Cruises, Fireworks Cruises,
Dolphin Excursions, Snorkeling and
Private Charters.
 Yours truly ready to board for our cruise.
 The group from Island Baptist ready to board.
 Raising the sail.
 View of us from shore as we leave the dock.
 Great entertainment!!!!!!!!!
 He also played the harmonica.
 The Chef grilling our Shrimp!!
He did a fantastic job!!!!!!
 The Shrimp are done and he getting
ready to grill the beef and chicken.
 The grill full of Shrimp below!!!
 Just a beautiful evening with music
great food and an enjoyable ride along the shore.
 Beautiful view out the back of the boat.
 Getting ready to eat as we sailed along
enjoying the scenery and beautiful weather.
 Another view as we travel along.
 An absolutely perfect evening.
 Time for some Grilled Shrimp.
Mouth watering good!!!!!
 Then comes the beef and chicken.
Both so tender they melt in your mouth
MM GOOD!!!
 Complete with all the trimmings!!!!
 Even a fruit dessert to top off the evening!!
 Yours truly and Donna enjoying the beautiful sunset!!
 Bob and Jean with the sunset.
 Gerald and Kathy enjoying the evening.
 The sunset with a boat crossing in front
made for a great picture!!
 The group enjoying the relaxing ride
on this beautiful evening.
Guaranteed a good time!!!! 
 Rob and Janet enjoying the beautiful
sunset.
 The Southern Wave is a really relaxing
ride and the food is out of this world
and served in great proportions. 

This is a must do event for anyone to do.
You get a relaxing ride and feast on succulent shrimp
and beef or chicken fajitas as the sun melts
into the ocean for another amazing sunset. 
 
 
Located at the Southern Wave Dock
(next to Louie's Backyard)
South Padre Island, Texas
 
phone 956-772-7245
toll free 866-704-7245
 
This is a "MUST DO" event for
anyone visiting the Island.
If you go tell them the "ROADRUNNER"
sent you!!!!!