ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

We had great BBQ at Tony's in Anahuac...

The flowers are beautiful all over Anahuac Wildlife Refuge....

Another view..

Checking out another fishing place..

They caught another crab...

We saw 16 gators, this one looks like he is smiling.. :-)

A beautiful Common Moorhen..

Check out this big boy...

Black-neck Stilt

Our next stop was the Rookery in High Island...

Flowers at the Rookery...

Everyone enjoyed seeing the huge birds...

View..

View..

The place is packed with people from all over the US...

View...

View..

We saw a gator at the Rookery too...

Back home, a visit with Warren..

His house was the last one standing after Hurricane Ike..

Warren's BBQ Restaurant, it's about to open soon with NC style BBQ..

Jerry as Guy Fieri... :-)

And Jared....last one! :-)


We started the day out with delicious BBQ at Tony’s in Anahuac. After we were all full we headed out for a day of exploring. We took Jerry and Jared to the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge and drove the 2-1/2 mile loop. We counted a total of 16 alligators for the day. We saw a ton of birds too, this place is definitely a birding paradise.

After exploring Anahuac, we drove to High Island and walked the path to the rookery. The rookery is packed with breeding birds, we saw hundreds of spoonbills and egrets and more breeding. They have huge nest. The place is also packed with birders from all over the country coming to take photos etc. We saw some of the largest cameras we have ever seen.

After a wonderful day of exploring we all watched the Braves game together. What a great game! We are hoping the Braves win this year, they are certainly off to a good start.

We have enjoyed every minute of our time with Jerry and Jared, we wish they had another week with us. We have to take them to the airport in the morning, we are going to miss them when they leave. :-(

Check back later for more from Texas.

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