A Blessed Time of Year!

January 16, 2009

Why do so many people  come here?


Could it be the tropical beauty of the area?


The gorgeous sunsets?


The colorful characters you meet?


All I know is that our wonderful Winter Texans are here in full force and I am so happy! You want to talk about sweet, kind, wise people? They are here! Yay! What a wonderful time of the year!



For Ruslan and my Other Friends up North

December 10, 2008

I am amazed at how much the readership of this blog has increased. I am now receiving feedback from all over the world and people are loving this blog. I will be forever grateful to JW, of the South Padre Network, for showing me enough about technology to have made this blog possible and glad I can bring smiles to so many people’s faces, all over the world now. That is amazing. This is for Ruslan, Matvey and Ludmila in Moscow, to show them that it is beautiful down here. The people are wonderful and we welcome you to our beautiful part of the world. Keep sending me emails at padreprincess23@gmail.com and send pics of your part of the world too. Thanks for all the well-wishers. I only learned how to blog in August so I only have few pictures in my gallery of photos. These are but a few.


South Padre Island is an island that is next to the southernmost tip of Texas. We are celebrating the Christmas holidays right now. A local sandsculpting master, Sandyfeet, created this masterpiece for the public to enjoy.


We even have a pirate ship docked here that is guaranteed fun.


We have a beautiful lighted boat parade that people come for miles around to enjoy.


We are right next to Mexico so you can get great Mexican food here.


We have areas with beautiful wildlife close by.


But when you are on Padre, the main draw is the beach.





This was a Valley Christian High School outing that was so much fun to be a part of.


The island has a beach side and a bay side. The beautiful sunsets over the bay are absolutely magnificent and awe the spectator.


The colors meld together in an amazing fashion.


The fishing is good. Gladiator II Offshore Adventures can take you on a private, personalized offshore or bay fishing trip.


Fresh fish is delicious and many island restaurants will prepare your catch for you. This is a typical catch when you choose Gladiator II Adventures for your bay fishing trip.


 The fishing is exciting and a learning experience here. These fish had a real bite!


It is a very tropical scene and the most populous tree  is the palm tree.


I am no photographer but this place is so beautiful anyone can take a gorgeous picture.


Especially if the model is gorgeous.


My dog, Princess, says come on down, the water’s fine! I only learned from my friend, JW, how to blog in August and these are just a few of the pictures I have taken since then. You can see the island through his camera eyes here. All I can tell you is that the people here are genuinely kind, friendly and helpful. The food is really good and affordable here. My other project of the best things to do in this area is a project in the works but you can see it here. I will post more later on but I have to help my daughter with a computer crisis. Know that if you choose to come here, you will have made a choice that your family will love!