It's easy to forget how scarce *fresh* water is here, but Padre is a barrier island and so there is nothing but salt water in the ocean, lagoon and in the coastal wetlands. The lagoon is said to be the 3rd highest saline content in the world for an open body of water (avg depth is only 3 feet).
So the local birds and cats know that they can often find water dripping from an RV hose.
This is the stray cat that comes by our travel trailer at least two or three times a day now for milk and hamburger. I call it Phil. It never lets me close enough to touch.
I shot this video not knowing if he was outside at around 6am, but I thought there'd be a good chance that he was. Like clockwork. :)
I had a CaseMate case on it, but it did not make a bit of difference when the phone dropped out of the car as I was getting out. Fall was about two feet, but it hit right on the edge of the case. LOTS of cracks. I think the plastic screen protector may be the only thing holding it togther. Oh well, sigh. Time to learn how to open and replace an iPhone screen. At least I can change the color now. UPDATE: ugh! just found out it takes 2 weeks to a month to get these from Amazon. And that's shipping to Ojai; it will need to catch up to us in Mexico. Hopefully it will catch up in time to make a VLOMO2012 post about it. :)
I was looking at the camera and noticing the way the fans looked overhead in an ice cream parlor that Alicia and I stopped at to get her a fix for a chocolate jones. I liked the fan movement and so took a quickie. Here it is.
We were looking for lunch and found a great little place called Will & Jacks Burger Shack and Beer Garden and found *THE BEST* burgers we seen on this trip and then some. The people were super friendly and the food was excellent. Wonderful garden setting. Great vibes and music. We are talking the kind of place that should get a five star rating from "A Hamburger Today". Check them out on 413 E. Maxan Street.in Port Isabel, Texas.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Will-and-Jacks-Burger-Shack-Beer-Garden/155598867915636?ref=ts&fref=ts
VLOMO 2012 - Day 2 - Laguna Madre Dolphin Boat Tour
The weather cleared quickly yesterday and today seemed like a great day to go out onto the bay (actually the Laguna Madre, inside Texas' barrier "Padre" islands). A good time was had by all.