After a hot and humid evening, we woke up to a hot and humid morning! It is just plain hot here. The weather forecast said mid 90's for today but with the humidity, the real feel would be 109 degrees.
We decided to go down to the Pleasure Pier (boardwalk). We called a taxi because we thought the walk might be a bit much. (Side note: they have no transportation up and down the long seawall area.) However, that attraction didn't open until 4:00 p.m. but luckily we saw the Duck Tour that we had checked out earlier. We were just in time for the 12:30 tour, so we paid our fee and hopped on. Please see our photo of the vehicle. It is part tour bus/part boat. We left from the pier, drove around town, learned of historical buildings and history of the area and then drove right down a boat ramp into the Offatt's Bayou. It was so cool. Suddenly we were a boat. We toured the bayou area seeing beautiful houses on the shoreline. Most of them were severely damaged in Hurricane Ike. We were lucky enough to watch someone who had rented a fly board (see photo as well). We had never seen anyone do that before. It was powered by a jet ski.
After we finished our tour, we had a nice relaxing lunch. We decided to walk back. It wasn't a bad walk, just really hot. It is so humid here, when you come out the door of an air conditioned store, your glasses fog up. We made a couple of stops in some shops to use their A/C before continuing on. The walk was almost two miles.
We came back to the RV and cooled off for a bit, then went for a swim. The view is incredible from the pool as you can see off into the Gulf of Mexico. We were amazed at the size of the shipping vessels. They look so large and so close, but actually they are very far out in the gulf.
Tomorrow we will head for Aledo, Texas to the Cowtown RV park. It is on the outskirts of Fort Worth.
I told Denis today we needed to find a honky-tonk bar somewhere so we could do some country line dancing....what do you think?