My husband and I have headed down south, to Laredo and Brownsville. We have lived in San Antonio for about twenty years, and have never headed down this way.
We have no great plans. We will be looking at a few apartment complexes, since our daughter will be moving down here next year. Other than that, we'll see what happens. It's one of those lazy "vacations" with no place in particular to go to, but lots of possibilities.
We have never been "birders" but are thinking about possibly joining a birding expedition one of the days. Neither of us knew that this part of Texas is apparently a huge birding enthusiast's dream!
I told my husband that I would be interested in visiting some of the birding places in this area, and there are quite a few of them. The Edinburg World Birding Center, the Sabal Palm Audubon Center and Sanctuary, several parks, and even a battlefield that all feature good bird watching possibilities and/or activities. Who knew? (Certainly not us… but we aren't birders!)
I have to admit that I am pretty tired of only seeing doves and house finches in San Antonio. I used to get Blue Jays in the yard, but had to discontinue feeding them peanuts, since the squirrels made off with them more often than the Jays. And I haven't seen a Cardinal in months. So, I wouldn't mind seeing a colorful bird of some sort this weekend.
It's odd >>> I never was interested in birds before. It seems that since Sprite has been gone (our 16 1/2 year old puppy) I have become more interested in other animals, perhaps thinking that it would make me get over Sprite. My husband and I have talked about another pet, but we're just not sure we are ready for a big commitment like that again. As much joy as Sprite gave all of us, her last few years were very difficult for her – and for us. A lot of worrying…
I'll let you all know about our attempt at "birding" for the first time. Neither my husband nor I would have EVER guessed we would look forward to trying this new adventure. Who knew?