It has been an interesting few days. “How so”, you say. Well spring break started last week and this week is the start of Texas week. What does that mean?
Well there is a lot of activity in town. If you venture into South Padre Island you will be instantly inundated by the number of golf carts on the roads. There are a number of locations where you can rent these pimped out modes of transportation. They come with flashing lights around the body as well as the roof and don’t forget the blaring stereo. If you were behind one of them and beeped your horn, I doubt they would even hear you. And they travel quite slow. I am not sure how they pass safety inspection. There seems to be some kind of attraction for young people. It’s just unbelievable.
You will also see groups of boys walking on the streets. It could be a group of 4 or 8. All dressed in their beach gear, hats, shorts, Ts and flip-flops. Some wearing Mardi Gras beads. They are often carrying cases of beer or coolers. In the later afternoon they will be seen walking north, up the island, towards Clayton’s Beach Bar and Events Center. Clayton’s has a huge open deck overlooking the beach. This is where the majority of the spring break activity is taking place.
There will also be groups go young ladies, in various stages of undress. Most are wearing bikini bathing suits. Some have wraps around their hips and all will be wearing flip-flops. You may have heard the saying “If you got it, flaunt it”. Let me tell you there are a of pedestrians flaunting it when they don’t have it. If you pull me aside, I can tell you a story of a female on the roof of a car. It is too disturbing to put into words. All I can say is “Her mother would be so proud”.
With Texas week starting, it’s a whole different ball game. The beach is packed with families. All having a great time in the sand and water. It is a pleasure to see. It is unfortunate that the construction in the park is hampering the parking situation and beach access. Needless to say there is more traffic in town as well as in the park. With the influx of people, there is also an increase in law enforcement. We see them patrolling the park quite often, trying to keep everybody safe.
Well enough with the population increase, I have more photos for you. I hope you aren’t tired of brown pelicans. I think there are a very interesting and colourful bird. I think you may have already figured out my fascination with them.
With more people on the beach, there is more people in the water.
Here are two videos. With more people on the island I am sure the Island Adventure Park is seeing more activity. We were at the end of the road this week and saw the horses on the beach again. Here they are preparing to cross the road and get back to their stables.
Well that’s it for now. Stay tuned, there may be more updates before we head for the land up north.