The Clown Car Returns

There is nothing more energizing than spending four days with friends. My three Meemaw friends and I piled into our clown car this past Thursday and headed to Rockport, Texas. Rockport is one of our favorite places to visit for birding adventures and just plain fun.
Our trip included a visit to the USS Lexington, in Corpus Christi. We were fortunate to be there on a day that a veteran, who was on this ship during WWII, was on site.
This was a very successful birding trip. We were able to see 20 different species of birds at the different locations in the area. These include the Aransas Natural Wildlife Refuge, Goose Island, Tule Marsh, Memorial Park, Pond, and Wetland, and the Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary. We were lucky to spot Sandhill Cranes, Whooping, Cranes, and Roseate Spoonbills all in one location as we were on the road at Goose Island. At the  Natural Wildlife Refuge, we saw two whooping cranes fly in and land…What an exciting sight to see! At the Rockport Beach, a Great Blue Heron landed on the sidewalk by our car, as we were parking. We were able to capture three pictures of this beautiful bird with my iphone camera.
We would spend most of our days birding, with eating and shopping in-between. We were disappointed to discover that the Rockport quilt shop was no longer in business.
On our last Meemaw trip in December, to Salado, Texas, we ran across a group of interesting women. They were Sisters on the Fly, women who travel in RVs and meet at different locations and events. This time, in Rockport, we met Sisters of the Dance. These women perform at community events, nursing homes, senior centers, and parades. Meeting interesting people is definitely a perk when traveling.
There was no wi-fi where we stayed and it was the best time ever. We spent the evenings watching classic movies and playing games.
The Clown Car returned home today.
I thread sketched and water colored the Great Blue Heron as soon as I got home.
Now, I am ready to crash for a few days.