Monday, June 18, 2007

Boca Chica Bay

This is the southern-most tip of Texas. In the first still photo, there is a tower. That tower is in Mexico. This is the mouth of the Rio Grande River. It is quite shallow and not very far across. We encountered the Border Patrol several times on the beach and on Boca Chica Boulevard leading to the beach from Brownsville. We were checked at a Border Patrol station as we came back north from the beach. The guards have a huge, dangerous job patrolling the river and its environs. I am thankful that they're there.

The other photos are of flowers and cactus along the way...and one up close of a salt cedar that our biologist friend, Jim, tells us is very invasive. Hope you enjoy these photos...and especially the music of the Gulf of Mexico in the movie. Check back tomorrow for more of our trip. Hopefully we'll see the blue green jay.


CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for visiting, Sue...I have shown my friend your blog..she loves all the purpley colours! That place you visited looks to be a wild remote kind of place, my favourite type!

Toni said...

Looks like you two are having fun! Enjoy each other.

Smalltown RN said...

Great photos...and thanks for the info about where you are and what's going on....hope you are having a fantastic time......keep us posted

Kelli said...

Beautiful photos! I'm glad that you are having such a great time!

Susie said...

Beach photos! My absolute favorite place to go! Hope you're enjoying every moment!

Barbara said...

Thanks for your good wishes, I am about back to normal today. Loved Gulf photos. Oh that sand.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The plants and landscape shots are so different from anything I see on a daily basis. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your time away!

Felisol said...

Dear Sioux Sue,
beautiful pics. What wonderful lanscapes and flowers. Silly me thinking Texas was most about oil rigs and desert. Well, I'm glad I found your blog-site. Its educational as well.
And having a good time in summer is a marvellous thing in this best of all posiible worlds.
(Actually, I do thing the new heaven and the new world in Rev. 21. will be far, far better)
For now, good luck in seizing the day, for you and your family.

Loretta said...

What a gorgeous post! I love the colors of your blog. I'm ready to hit the road myself and get near some water!


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