Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Owen & Jay

Ron & Verna

Heinz & Irene


Oysters on the Half Shell

Oyster Shooters


Grilled Shrimp


On the Beach





Today was awesome! The weather cooperated with our plans just fine, with temps in the mid seventies.

It was windy but the Texas wind sure keeps the bugs away.

I drove the car over to Walmart to fill it with gas. It only took 4.7 gallons. Man, I like that car!

Ron & Verna rode with us while Owen & Jay rode with Heinz & Irene, and we headed off to South Padre Island.

It took us exactly one hour to reach Dirty Al’s and we were seated immediately. Marilyn & I ordered a dozen oyster shooters, thinking of our friend, Bob. Every shooter had more than one oyster in it, so we ended up with more than two dozen oysters. Man, can it get any better than this!

The shrimp, fish, and oysters were fabulous!

The restaurant was packed when we finished and walked outdoors. Several folks were waiting for a table so we didn’t linger very long after eating our lunch.

We stood outside talking for a few minutes and a gentleman approached me, calling me by name. It was one of our blog readers, Ted Rogers, who is leaving for Florida tomorrow.

It is always nice to meet our readers and we are sure happy that Ted saw us and gave us a shout.

After doing a “walk-a-bout” we drove to Beach Access #5, paid our fee of $5.00 per vehicle and drove on the packed sand, to locate a nice spot to park and set up our lawn chairs.

For the next couple of hours we enjoyed good conversation with our friends, the sound of waves crashing on the beach, and the seagulls flying around.

We hated to leave but it was getting late and we wanted to make a stop at Reyes Seafood to make a purchase.

It was around 4:30 when we arrived back at home.

I have pictures to share with you, especially you good folks who are up north, fighting the cold and snow.

We hope the pictures warm you and give you some thoughts of a possible get-away destination.

We have another fun adventure planned for tomorrow, but I’ll write about that once we are back home.

Oh, we saw a nice boat with the name printed on the stern.

It said “Life is Good”


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