We headed off to the Padre Island National Sea Shore. It has been months since we graced our presence on a National Park/Preserve/Sea Shore/Monument. Though we have often been in the area we have never actually taken the time to visit this park. We still haven't seen much more than you will see in this post but we plan on going back.
This is a great place to learn about the conservation/preservation efforts of sea turtles. Take a walk along the beach on a Ranger led walk and learn about the different shells, coral, and jellyfish. You also learn about the history of this park and why so much of it was preserved. You will learn why beaches in this area get more trash than those in say Florida or California. It's not all about the people that visit and more about the currents in the water.