Today will be explore day!
South Padre Island is about 30 miles long, running north and south and only 1/2 mile across at it’s widest point. It’s difficult for even me to get lost, my kind of town. This is interesting.
We learn the town offers a free, yes free, bus shuttle service, Metro Island, up and down Padre Blvd. There are bus shelters but it is more of a Wave service; wave the bus down and it will pick you up anywhere along the boulevard.
We walk to the beach, it’s a dreary day but any day with no snow is good.
Like any tourist town this one is full of gift shops, very large gift shops. After you’ve been in two or three you know what to expect. The cool thing is you can rent a golf cart, and an assortment of funky vehicles. They are permitted to be driven on the streets. We thought we may rent a jeep as you can take it to the undeveloped portions of the island and on the beach. We rethink when we find out they want about $400 for 4 hours. At home we can rent one for $40 a day.
We wanted to grab a drink and a rest, so much walking, we stopped into a restaurant but it was fast food ie no beer/wine. The helpful lady directed us to Laguna Bob’s, keep walking about 1 or so miles turn left at the Dairy Queen and voila! It is her favourite bar in town but she wasn’t sure it was open on Sunday. We walk and walk, no DQ but across the street Jake’s Restaurant & Bar, it’s open and has a patio.
While sitting on the patio, Allan googles where Laguna Bob’s is would have only been another 5 minute walk. We finish our drinks (margarita wasn’t so good and no amber beer) and head out.
Laguna Bob’s is a colourful place right by the water meaning the seagull are anxious to assist with your meal. #margarita being made Tecate being poured
Some of the patrons. Who looks happiest to be here??
There are many sand sculptures, such talent.
The Birds, the scariest movie of my childhood still makes me clench my neck when in a swarm of birds like these This guy looks friendly enough cause he’s flying away from me.