If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (hint hint) you probably saw last week I was vacationing with my entire family on the Texas coast in South Padre Island. We have been traveling to SPI for as long as I can remember-my parent’s and many of their friends own condos on the bay side of the island. I went through a stage when I related South Padre to a Spring Break town for high school and college students, which, I guess can be true for about one month out of the entire year.
The rest of the time, South Padre provides an island getaway for retirees, families and singles in search of sandy beaches, delicious sea food, fishing, night life, dolphin watching, go-carting, shopping and anything else even somewhat related to island life. A flame of excitement typically ignites as I cross the causeway onto the island and see the familiar colorful buildings painted orange, blue and green all bleached by the sun, of course.
Isla and Rica clothing stores, The Blue Marlin grocery and Jim’s Pier are all a part of the thousands of memories surrounding our favorite Texas island. We had a wonderful week with my family, and even though we came home COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED and our suitcases FULL OF SAND, I am already looking forward to our next trip to SPI.
Here are more than a few pics to document our week:
Brian finally made it down to the island in time for Father’s Day. We celebrated by opening presents and then headed off to brunch at a local Cajun seafood kitchen, appropriately named “Daddy’s.”
Father’s Day was also Jennifer’s birthday, so we made a cake and celebrated her later that night.
And just a few more…
Until next time SPI!