Thursday, July 5, 2012

South Padre Island {SPI} vacation part I

We just returned from our first trip to South Padre Island, Texas. 
We vacationed there for the 4th of July. It was a lot of fun in the sun!

You can cross over to the island from Port Isabel.

I had heard that the waters down here are more green-blue and tropical warm since it is so far down south by Mexico. It is true! The water temp was a nice 85 degrees!

Do you like my new beach chair? :)
The first part of the beach we went to was more secluded and North of all the big hotels. 

Stephen and the kids got into the water right away! The nice temps made the water very inviting. And the sand was super soft, white dune sand. There was also tons of seashells.

One of my new favorite pics with my baby boy. He was so happy to be at the beach.

 The kids spent a lot of time digging for sea snails and crabs. They caught quite a few.

 They have horse back riding and atv riding along a secluded strip of the beach. James is still too young, so we'll have to try that next time we go.

 Was so nice to feel the ocean breeze and watch my kiddos.

  James was a bit more daring to go out deep and play in the waves.

 We had some friends join us on the beach when they noticed we had crackers.

Stay tuned for part II of our SPI vacation...


Mickie and Matt said...

Wow that beach looks FANTASTIC! The water at 85 degrees must have felt perfect. Can't wait for more pictures~

steve said...

It looks like y'all had a great time. I love the picture of mother and daughter. That definitely is a keeper. Madeline is growing so fast. Sorry I couldn't see y'all before I left. Dr. said about 5 more weeks to recover. I had it pretty bad. Loveyou, Uncle Steve