It’s time for a new adventure! This trip involves hanging out on the beach, a lot of day-drinking, doing a bit of swimming, a whole lot of fishing, and hopefully we can whip up a last minute BBQ. I have done the minimum amount of research so we should be good to go!
My plan right now is to leave at 5:00 PM on Friday the 19th of August in order to make it down to the South Beach of Padre Island before the sun goes down. It is nearly a 4 hour drive so depending on the work load, getting out an hour early could be super advantageous.
I have never been down to Padre Island before but I have a decent idea where to go. I am going to head to: Padre Island National Seashore South Beach - (27.4153204,-97.3023355) and start heading south till I find a good spot to camp. The shoreline is reportedly 2WD friendly, and there is also a parking lot for people that don't want to take their rig on the beach.
Meeting up will be a potential challenge, but nothing to worry about...we will keep in touch.
Here is a little checklist I made for myself but it might be helpful for you (it could keep you from making trips into town):
1. Tent/sleeping bag etc. It is going to be hot, humid, windy and potentially raining/lightning.
2. Bring enough food for two days, but there is no need to overdo it (like everyone always does.) We will have a stove in my van and a camp fire to cook on…and there is potential for bringing a smoker/bbq. I lean toward being self-sustained, but if someone wants to take charge charge of a more organized meal, that is more than welcome/supported… let me know.
3. Bring more than enough booze (if you are a drinker.)
4. Flashlights, shits dark out there.
6. Fishing pole (if ya got one.)
8. Cash 1, 5, and 10s. This is a state park and it is going to cost a few bucks to get in (fucking Texas.) Shouldn’t need more than 20 each though.
9. A plate, cup, spoon and fork.
10. Water, at least a gallon per person / per day.
12. Hobbies/fun (I am bringing my spotting scope, camera, fishing gear, book, music). I things don’t have: frisbees, footballs, cards, and kites but those things would be dope to bring.
Disclaimer: This is an unfamiliar place to me so I can’t guarantee that everything is going to go to plan. Worst case scenario and the sand isn’t solid enough to drive in: we park our rigs at the huge parking lot and hike all our gear in… not a big deal.
So thats about it… the more the merrier, so feel free to forward this invite on to good people.