I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Monday, April 4, 2011

MWT – A day at the beach with Mom

01 The Lost Galleon for lunch with Mom Port Isabel TX (1024x755)

Mom and I enjoyed our weekend off from doctors and moving plans. Sunday we went to Port Isabel for an all-you-can-eat fish lunch at The Lost Galleon. The place was packed at 2pm but we didn’t wait long and chatted with some folks outside on the bench. The lightly breaded fish was certainly worth it along with fried okra and french-fries. Non of it greasy yet I felt a bit overloaded on “fried”.

02 Port Isabel lighthouse TX (1024x764)

After lunch we took a pleasure drive. While Mom gets around fairly well with her walker-on-wheels complete with brakes and a compartment that doubles for a seat, but not for far or long. Plus the wind was blowing a steady 25mph with gusts.

03 Bridge to Port Isabel from Causeway TX (1024x750)

We crossed the causeway to Padre Island.

04 Sand dunes along Park Rd 100 Padre Island TX (1024x664)

And headed for the beach.

05 Sand dunes & Gulf of Mexico along Park Rd 100 Padre Island TX pano (1024x268)

Mom talked about past visits here with my Dad in the big truck driving on the firm packed beach near the waves, going with friends, and even with me. How she liked to walk on the beach gathering shells and enjoy a picnic.

06 Gaelyn's shadow on sand along Park Rd 100 Padre Island TX (768x1024)

I found a shell that seemed to have her name on it and gave it to her to add to the home collection. (Just one more thing to move or not.)

07 Mom in car along Park Rd 100 Padre Island TX (1024x738)

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Small City Scenes said...

Well you seemed to be enjoying yourself---lets give it that anyway.
The sand looks lovely. MB

Janine said...

What a wonderful day! Wind and all-the beach and sand sure are a change from the Arizona desert! Glorious!!

Barb said...

A memory-maker for you with your Mom (even if she doesn't remember, you will). I like the pic of the road and the dunes.

Joyful said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your mom. It reminds me of getting around with my mom and her walker. Nowadays she is confined and cannot walk. Thank goodness for electric wheelchairs. Lovely photos you have shared with us.

eileeninmd said...

Gaelyn, you and your Mom are spending some quality time together. I'm your Mom is enjoying your visit too. Wonderful photos and I would love to visit Padre Island sometime.

Martha Z said...

So nice that the two of you were able to enjoy some time together and perhaps forget the stress of all that needs doing.

Pat said...

It sounds like you had a pleasant day with your mom! I hope it relieved some stress. I like the shot of the sand creeping onto the road.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the beach north of South Padre but Heather and Logan won't go with me, as they like it better close to the condos.

I have found several geocaches up there. The lighthouse in your picture is part of a virtual geocache.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous island to visit. Sounds like a perfect pick-me up!

Carolyn Ford said...

a beautiful story of sentiment...enjoy these days!

Janie said...

Sounds like a good day with your mom. I've always wanted to visit Padre Island.

Dawn Fine said...

Love birding Padre Island..did you do that by any chance? there are two hotspots there for spring migrants..amazing place really...migrants drop from the sky after a long trip over the water..
and they are all over the ground and trees.

Sebab said...

Fantastic pictures. Lots of good stuff and like your style
Cruise Picture

Kathie Brown said...

I want to go here, though you know me, I would be counting birds! Love the photo of your shadow on the rippling sand!

Sally in WA said...

Brings back fond memories, Gaelyn. As much as I love the mountains, I love the beach too.

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

The sand dunes over there seem to want to reclaim the land the road is on.

The bridge on the one photo looks quite interesting

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