South Padre Island in Instagram
I was always a little meh about South Padre Island. I thought it was all spring breakers, crowded beaches, and run down hotels. And it is kind of all of those things, but in a completely charming way during the off-season.
Never again will a road trip be complete without a stop at Buc-ees.
Though I could probably navigate the Texas Tropical Trail without two GPS systems and a fuzz buster.
The view from our room at the Pearl Hotel was so lovely I don’t think anyone would believe it was Texas (no offense, Texas).
My first time though border patrol was exciting. I felt like Nancy Botwin. (Specifically, season 4 episode 2. Prius? Check. Iced coffee? Check. Broken tail light? The only thing missing.)
Oh, and a dog jumped through my car window.
Ever go somewhere you weren’t expecting to like but end up really liking it? Yeah. That.