Monday, June 27, 2016

Padre 2016

So I've lost count of how many times we have gone to Padre, but it has been at least 2 years since we last came. We have decided that - yes, Padre is the best beach in Texas. We did some of our favorite activites such as "poop castles" on the beach, and swimming in the condo pools, breakfast at Pier 19 and dinner at Pirates Landing, but we actually found a few new things to try this time around.

We came at the right time for turtle hatching season, and made it to an early morning public release during our stay. Apparently it is a highly attended event, so Alice had to climb up on her daddy's shoulders to see. This gave her the best view and she took our photos for this event.

Another new experience for us was climbing the Port Isabelle lighthouse. We all had legs achy for days after this morning :-)

The last new experience was sailing The Black Dragon pirate ship. We have seen this ship each year we have gone to Padre, but have avoided it because of either hot weather or crowds. This year Alice saw it and emphatically said she wanted to go.
We decided to go on the last cruise of the day which at this time of the year included watching fireworks - yeah! Alice really enjoyed participating in the pirate events, and mom had a few pina coladas and got attacked with water guns. Alice got to participate in a sword fight and go on a treasure hunt. I was quite impressed with their ability to keep the kids entertained, and the adults too.

We had a fantastic time (again) and hope to return again in the future :-)