Author Archives: kcbernick

About kcbernick

I love to travel.

Hunkered Down in Austin, Texas

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 We left South Padre Island on Monday, and headed to Brownsville, where we had hotel reservations for the night. The hotel had several electric vehicle chargers, all but one occupied by non-electric vehicles. We squeezed our … Continue reading

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Are We Really in South Texas? Ice and Snow!

Monday, February 15, 2021 The last few days on South Padre have been windy and definitely cooler. We’ve given up walking on the beach because it’s hard to stand up. When we do go outside, we’re actually grateful for our … Continue reading

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Port of Brownsville

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Fog!!! We couldn’t see much this morning except for fog, but hoped for the best as we headed to board the Danny B for a Port of Brownsville Cruise. The Danny B is a 50 foot … Continue reading

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Relaxing on South Padre

Thursday – Monday, February 5 – 8, 2021 Time gets away from us when we’re doing a whole lot of nothing. The weather has been fairly good, although we have experienced fog some mornings. The temps have been in the … Continue reading

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Sandcastles and Sea Turtles

Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 – 4, 2021 Wednesday was a very quiet day. We tried driving to Boca Chica Beach (where yesterday’s launch occurred), hoping to see what the launch pad looked like after the crash. However, the road … Continue reading

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Starship Launch and Crash

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 We learned that SpaceX was planning a test launch today, so we headed to nearby Isla Blanca Beach to find a place where we could get a good view. We weren’t alone! SpaceX’s plan was to … Continue reading

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Boca Chica Beach and Fort Brown, Texas

Sunday, January 31 We spent most of Sunday afternoon at Boca Chica beach where is was breezy but comfortable. To get there, we drove past SpaceX and the rockets that are scheduled to be launched in the near future. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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Breaking the Travel Fast

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – Saturday, January 30 It’s been one year to the day since we completed our last real trip. We had cruised the Panama Canal in January, landing in California just as COVID-19 was starting to become … Continue reading

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The Mighty Mississippi

July, 2020 The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America. It is also the second-largest drainage system on the continent. The Hudson Bay drainage system lays claim to first place in both categories. The Mississippi drains parts of … Continue reading

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I Scream You Scream for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream!

I’m reposting this in honor of National Ice Cream Day, June 19, 2020. Saturday morning, September 7, 2019 Today, we paid a visit to Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury. Any ice cream aficionado will tell you that this is … Continue reading

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