Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rockport days....

Unless the calendar is wrong, it is almost the end of March, and we've been in Rockport for the entire month. The days have been nice ones, mostly sunny days and warm nights.... and it's been a pleasantly busy month.


Most of us drove down to Corpus Christi one day to tour the USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier....



...where Bob and Donnie (aka PeeTee) boarded the flight simulator for a little ride!!



The next day we drove North to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. It was an almost perfect day for the trip...the sun was warm and the little breeze kept the mosquitos at bay. We rode with Mac and Nette in their big truck!!! There were lots of baby alligators soaking up the sun....



....and we lost count of the HUGE alligators, also sunning on on the banks.




Several evenings we drove in search of the Whooping Cranes...which we did find, and there will be photos of those another day......but on this evening we came upon a small flock of Roseate Spoonbills, which are an amazing rosy, pink with splotches of red....they are skittish birds... and I just love their coloring as they splay their wings and play in the shallow water.


Here are several Roseates beside two large White Pelicans...........


The variety of shorebirds in this coastal area is amazing...Herons and Egrets are plentiful also. We really enjoy the lovely shore birds here around Rockport and Aransas, along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

I tried very hard to get closer to these birds....even crossing the marsh grass and attempting to walk on the mud flats....alas, those mud flats claimed a much loved pair of Birkenstocks, and almost claimed me....as I sunk in the stinkiest mud you can imagine....ughhhhh, what a mess!! But there were some great laughs enjoyed from my little mud bath!!! Good thing no one thought to take a photo of me covered in the thick, black goop, that would neither release my shoes from it's hold in the flats, nor let go of my feet after abandoning the the shoes!!! YUCK! is all I have to say about that!! :)

We're still walking, eating, playing cards and games, eating, laughing a lot, eating......yes, indeed, it has been a great month with good friends here in Rockport!!!

6 comments:

MarkandRenita said...

Thats too funny, wading through the mud in Birkenstocks! Bob needs a camera.

JB said...

I hate to tell you Molly but mud is a small component of that stuff. Up here in the "Northern Ranges we call it "Loon S@&T". But rumour has it that it is wonderful for your complexion.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Ohh your poor Birks! Thanks for taking us on a trip through the swamp. At least our feet stayed dry and clean! LOL


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squawmama said...

I can just picture you trying to get loose from the MUK!!! Sorry you lost your shoes though! I wonder if the Spoonbills get there color from eating shrimp like the Flamingo??? Have a super day!
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Donna

Jim and Dee said...

OHHHHH ick! Sorry for the loss of the Birkenstocks, but good you got out of the icky stuff. What a great time for the month in Rockport.

Wanda said...

Hey baby sis - you seem to have a thing with mud - remember Myrtle Beach? Love and miss you both - WB