The whole purpose of this RV trip was to visit the beach. My kids have been talking about it since last year so come hell or high water, we're hitting the beach this year. Well, it turned out that there was high water...
According to the park ranger, the winds were very strong and were causing the high waters and coastal flooding. The gusts went up as high as 40 mph. Due to the high waters, we weren't able to drive to our favorite spot at Mustang Island State Park. Not only that, what was left of the beach mostly consisted of trash that have washed up.
We eventually found a spot that wasn't bad, but the current was too strong by the water, so we headed inland by the picnic tables so the kids could still enjoy the sand.
While we were building sand castles, I kept seeing something moving from the corner of my eye. It turned out to be the spotted ground squirrel, or that's what I've been told. This particular squirrel kept coming by, darting back and forth in front of us and behind us.
|Can you spot the squirrel?|
As my husband was reassuring the kids that the squirrel doesn't mean any harm, this particular squirrel ran up right behind him as though mocking him. I told him that I wasn't so sure about that, and as soon as he turned around, the squirrel darted off again. It was hilarious!
Even though the winds were strong, the temperature was very pleasant. It was overcast for most of the day, but it never rained. After our sand castles session at Mustang Island, we headed to Padre Island National Seashore to see if we could find some seashells.
We didn't have any luck with seashells at Padre Island, but the kids enjoyed the displays at the visitors center.
|Overcast weather by the beach, it was like that the entire time that we're there.|
The next day the wind was even stronger so we spent the day exploring downtown Corpus Christi. We got to see the statue of Selena. I've seen it on TV many times but now I've seen it in person. It looked smaller than what I'd imagined. Then the kids got to play at a nearby playground and really enjoyed it.
Even though our beach trip didn't turn out the way we expected, we still had fun. All the trash that washed up on the beach really made an impression on my kids, and they learned how important it is not to pollute. Apparently the playground set also made an impression on them, they've been talking about going back just to play there. It was the climbing wall that caught their attention. It was just their size, not too tall and not too easy. In all, we had a great time; we can't wait to go back next year.