Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spring Break 2009

The 13th annual Whooping Crane festival will wind up this weekend as we head into the month of March. Just like the migratory Cranes themselves who migrate North to South in the fall and back North again in the Spring the migration of Winter Texans back to their Summer residence will begin. A new migration will begin, a shorter more intense visitor, to arrive in March. The college students mixed with familes taking a break on the beaches of Mustang Island will converge on Port Aransas for what begins a month long party. Locals will stock up on groceries and hunker down for the biggest week of Spring Break as driving anywhere becomes challenging. Thus begins Spring and the kick off of Summer activities to follow.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Whooping Cranes

Decided to take the hour drive over to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge this past weekend. Hoped to see the couple of Whooping Cranes that take up residence here during the winter. We caught a glimpse of the cranes through the leans atop the viewing tower. As you can see from the phot I included on this post, you need a lot of glass to get up close to the whoopers from the tower. Even with the ongoing South Texas drought and the distance between us and the cranes we still had a great time at the Refuge as always. The annual Whooping Crane Festival is coming up this weekend in Port Aransas. For details and information call the Port A Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-45-coast

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Port Aransas Texas

First post for my Port Aransas Texas weblog. We have used a classic template and loaded onto the website This was a new attempt for me to host a blog versus using one of the templates hosted by blogger or another service. So far all seems to be working as is it supposed to.