We are up again with the dawn, and had a quick breakfast and are on the road by 7:30am
Karen took some photos of Lake Ray Hubbard from the balcony of our hotel room.
Very shortly after leaving the hotel, the skyline of Dallas TX appears through the early morning haze.
This giraffe statue indicates where the Dallas Zoo is located.
With Dallas behind us, it is a straight run south along US 77 to our destination of South Padre Island TX. We should arrive shortly after 5pm.
The skies gradually clear and the temperatures warm up the further South we travel.
We noticed dozens and dozens of what we think are Peregrine Falcons perched on the tree branches and hydro poles in search of their next meal. They are easy to spot, but not so easy to photograph when travelling at 70 mph.
Palm Trees, now we know for sure we are getting close to our destination.
Ahead of us is the causeway that takes us over to South Padre Island.
As we cross heading East over the causeway, Karen pointed the camera back towards the West to catch this lovely shot of the sun starting to set. A beautiful shot with the pelicans flying by.
We have arrived at the South Padre Island KOA.
The office closes at 5pm so we went to the late arrivals board to gather up our check in information and the key to our home for the next 10 days. Then we went to the sunset deck to watch and photograph the setting sun.
After the sun set, we went to our campsite to check out our new home. This is a 26 ft Airstream travel trailer.
We even have a little patio and BBQ.
This is the interior, before we load all our luggage and stuff inside.
After checking out our accommodations, we walked a short distance to Pier 19 Restaurant for dinner. When we got back to the trailer, it was rather cool inside the trailer. I tried adjusting the thermostat but could not get any heat. Fortunately it wasn’t freezing cold outside, but it was cool. First thing when the office opens in the morning, I will have someone figure out why we don’t have any heat. For now we just put an extra blanket on the bed and went to sleep.
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