We spent our final two nights of our Texas vacation at Port Aransas on Mustang Island, another of the area’s barrier islands. Our hotel was just three blocks from the Gulf-side beach.
Mustang and North Padre Islands struck us as being less touristy than South Padre Island. Much of North Padre Island is a National Seashore. We had planned a full day to drive 60 miles up this island, but little did we know that the pavement ended after about five miles, and the remaining “road” into North Padre Island National Seashore was beach driving. Well, we did not feel comfortable driving our rental car on the beach, especially since the water was already quite high. So we did not see as much of this “wild” island as I had wished.
Back in Port Aransas, we watched the sunset from the tower at the Leona Turnbull Birding Center.
On our final night in Texas, clouds came. It was time to go home to Seattle.