Sunday, October 13, 2019

BOCA CHICA

BOCA CHICA IS A SMALL BEACH AREA BETWEEN SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AND THE RIO GRANDE RIVER, THE BORDER WITH MEXICO. ALTHOUGH IT'S JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS ACROSS THE BROWNSVILLE SHIPPING CHANNEL, IT'S A 42 MILE DRIVE AROUND THE ROADS TO GET THERE.  IT WAS A SMALL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY AND VERY SECLUDED.



THAT'S ALL CHANGED AS ELTON MUSK HAS BUILT THE SPACE-X LAUNCH AREA WITH REUSABLE SPACECRAFT AND FUTURE MANNED FLIGHTS TO MARS.



THIS IS A ROCKET ENGINE THEY RECENTLY TEST FIRED 500 FEET UP AND THEN RETURNED TO LAND.


NEITHER UNCLE HANS OR MYSELF MADE TRAVEL RESERVATIONS TO FLY TO MARS AS THE WHOLE PROJECT LOOKS UNDERWHELMING.


Friday, October 11, 2019

SPI BUCKET LIST

CROSS THAT OFF THE SOUTH PADRE BUCKET LIST !!

WE STARTED OUT ON BEACH ACCESS #5 AND DROVE UNCLE HANS' OLD VAN UP THE BEACH ON THE SAND. IT WAS AN ADVENTURE !  AS YOU RECALL UNCLE HANS HAULED HIS MOTORCYCLE IN THE BACK OF THIS VAN SO THERE WERE NO SEATS, AND 9 OF US INSIDE.





WE MADE IT ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH OF CIVILIZATION AND THE MARKER FOR THE UNOFFICIAL NUDE BEACH.





  "SUNNY & 90"

Monday, October 7, 2019

THE WINNERS

HERE ARE THE SAND CASTLE WINNERS FOR 2019:

FIRST PLACE



SECOND PLACE



THIRD PLACE


Sunday, October 6, 2019

SAND CASTLE DAYS

THIS WEEK-END IS SAND CASTLE DAYS ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND WITH 12 PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS.



THE BESL BUNCH ARRIVED SATURDAY RIGHT ON SCHEDULE AND IMMEDIATELY HIT THE BEACH TO GET SUNBURNED !!!

IN ALL THE YEARS WE'VE BEEN COMING TO SOUTH PADRE, THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH THAN EVER BEFORE.

   "SUNNY & 85"

Saturday, October 5, 2019

VIVA MEXICO !!!

YESTERDAY WAS OUR ANNUAL RUN SOUTH OF THE BORDER TO PROGRESO, MEXICO.  WE ATE, WE DRANK, WE SHOPPED, AND WE SURVIVED.....










EVEN IN MEXICO IT WAS, "SUNNY & 80"