Sunday, June 5, 2011

Back Home

My husband and I had a lovely time on our anniversary get-away. First we spent several days on South Padre Island. 

We are real nature fanatics, and there was so much to see here. Across from our hotel was a Birding Center. There were boardwalks through the tide marsh, and we saw so many different birds.

And then we saw this:

He was about 15 feet away when I took this picture. Then as I was watching him through the binoculars, he turned around, got into the water and started swimming towards us. Even though we were on the boardwalk, I was a little anxious having him only 3 feet away!

We went on a dolphin watch boat trip. They knew just where the dolphins were feeding and we saw about a dozen of them, along with several babies.

Couldn't get a picture of them though!

Then we went to San Antonio and saw the River Walk. Really liked this!

Then on to Fredericksburg, where we stayed at a B&B with beautiful gardens.

We saw more birds at a State Park nearby:

 If you know us, then you know we can't be near a creek without getting in it!

 More gardens at Wildseed Farm:

and at Fredericksburg Herb Farm:

It was wonderful seeing all the gardens, but as usually happens, we started missing our own. It's amazing how much can change in a week! OMG, the weeds! Our son did a great job keeping the strawberries picked and he didn't eat too many.

I'll be very busy the next few days getting the yard in order, making jam, and cleaning house. Got the laundry and grocery shopping done today. It's good to be back home!


Kerin said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Color me green with envy ..... we haven't taken a vacation in a while.
Love the gardens that you visited.. that's my kind of get-away :)
Have a wonderful week, and happy jam making!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful trip Cindy! Lots to see and enjoy. Great pictures, love the sandpipers. It's wonderful to get away makes returning home feel that much better! But what's up with the laundry? :) I try to get out of everything!!! Don't ya know! Happy you're back!
Lots of hugs, Rosemary...XX

Cindy said...

It looks like you had a fabulous trip! It's always good to get away, but getting back home is wonderful, too, isn't it.
Hugs, Cindy