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Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island (click to enlarge)

Add Padre Island National Seashore to your bucket list. It’s mile after mile of sand-duned ocean shoreline.

Along with two campground friends, we Jeeped to Milepost 30 (of 60!) on the beach. Because you can only drive slowly on the beach, it took us 2 hours to get from Port Aransas (which is on Mustang Island) to Milepost 30 on South Padre Island.

Yes, Virginia, you can camp right on the beach


Milepost 30

But what a drive! At times it was like being in a post apocalyptic movie like the Walking Dead (actually Fear the Walking Dead) TV show sans zombies . . . nobody around except the birds.

Here’s a list of the birds that visit the area (PDF).

It was a big day for Flirt too. It was the first time we let her go without a leash. She wagged her tail continuously.