Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mustang Island State Park

Wild mustangs used to roam the North Padre Island . . . there's an ancient beach legend that mermaids will come ashore after hurricanes to sunbathe amongst the seaweed. . . I wonder if we'll find one!


The Wonder Egg took its place among the other visitors to the park . . .

The sand dunes are still robust, even after the hurricane.

Oscar was sooo excited on his first walk on the beach, the first thing he wanted to do was take a drink of water . . . it was a very short one which was quickly followed by some fresh, filtered water I carried for him. (Yes, he has me trained quite well, thank you very much)

Here are some sights we found at the beach this weekend . . .

First flight of the day . . .

Wilson, Thais and Sparrow enjoying the morning waves . . .



"Come on in, Popi, the water's fine!!!!!!!"

AND


THEN


WE


FOUND


IT!



THE



RUMORS



ARE


TRUE..................................................



A REAL, LIVE, MERMAID!!!!!!!!!



I wonder how she got here . . . perhaps this is what happened . . .




"Hey Sparrow, let's fool Popi & Oscar and turn you into a mermaid . . ."


"They'll never figure it out, and the legend will live on . . ."



So that's our saga of the post hurricane beach adventure. It was a great time to visit Wilson & Thais and find the WORLD'S CUTEST LITTLE MERMAID . . . Sparrow! Looking at this picture, I'm not sure Oscar buys the whole mermaid thing . . . what do YOU think?

8 comments:

T said...

It is rare indeed to find a mermaid of such beauty hidden among the seaweed. Did Oscar, the "chick magnet" find the lovely Sparrow?

Anonymous said...

Is this your grand daughter? She is so cute.
BG - Dallas

Pete said...

Yep! And yes, she is!!!!!!!!

:)))))))))))

diana said...

Love the entrance shot of Mustang Island, that sign is very cool.
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Pete said...

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Anonymous said...

Great photos, Pete ! I notice that Oscar is squinting in the bright beach sunlight. He needs his "chick magnet" sunglasses ! LOVE THE MERMAID.
mountainborn

Anonymous said...

I dont know if he buys it or not but maybe she only turns into a mermaid at the beach.? I hope you had the best time ever.


the collins

squirrelgirl said...

Very cute! Thanks for telling me about this post. Perhaps we'll find our own Florida mermaid this summer.