We made a day trip down to South Padre Island to look at a few potential condos for a month's stay next winter. We had a two and one-half hour drive from Mustang Island; the weather was sunny and warm, and the time went by quickly.
About an hour out of South Padre, we began to notice how green everything looked, and how much warmer the outside temperature gauge on our vehicle showed. We decided that January would definitely be better for us in South Padre, Texas than in Kansas.
We looked at several condos and then stopped for lunch. After lunch we took a walk on the beach. We saw several people out in the water and also noticed that the water was much bluer and the sand was much deeper in South Padre than it was on Mustang Island.
On our trip back to Mustang Island, we stopped to buy freshly picked grapefruit and tangerines. The trip back was made much more interesting, since we saw a number of deer and elk on the King Ranch property during our drive.