Today, Liz and I left Goliad State Park and drove to Aransas Wildlife Refuge where we drove around doing some general sightseeing and, of course, some birding. We were looking for any birds and specific the Whooping Cranes and Roseate Spoonbills. The far out pics were so impacted by the heat shimmer that it is difficult to even see what the birds are.
We left there and went to Goose Island Park and drove thru and around the park. The Big Tree was great. However, it was preceded by some to die looks at a group of Whooping Cranes. Definitely pics to follow here.
We spent a couple of nights at the Wal-Mart in Rockport. Filled up with gas and left headed to have lunch at The Big Fisherman and then on to North Padre Island National Seashore for camping at Bird Basin. However, that did not happen.
Just south of Rockport on Hwy35 Business, a car, Chevy Malibu, was being driven erratically, crossed the road and hit the Silver Lining head-on. Both drivers ended up hospitalized. Liz was released from the hospital early evening. I have chosen to not comment on the other driver other than she was hospitalized in Corpus Christi and her insurance company may be 'catch me if you can' company. But then I wasn't impressed with Liz's insurance until the 16th of March.
This starts a three week cycle of insurance saga, recovery, search, look and purchase of a 'new to her rig' for Liz. A really sad part of this story is the escape and loss of her kitty, Bandit. Please pray for his recovery for Liz.