Friday, June 15, 2007

Boca Chica Beach

Rose and I flew down to Harlingen, TX on Wednesday night (we actually arrived in Brownsville, sans luggage on Thursday). Today we went to Boca Chica beach. The famous beach near Brownsville is on South Padre Island. Boca Chica beach is the Texas Gulf Coast beach nearest to Mexico. It was pretty much an abandoned beach, with no commercialization. On the way back to Brownsville we passed a Border Patrol checkpoint.

I'm not a huge fan of the beach, but Nathan and Eli absolutely love going to the beach. It was fun to watch them.

Nathan (the oldest grandson) turned 5 years old on Tuesday. We will celebrate with a party for him tomorrow evening at a local
Sonic restaurant that has a pretty neat play area. We will share with them on Sunday services. It will be interesting to see how the Spanish-speaking fellowship approaches Father's Day. Rose and I will return to Joplin on Monday, at which time I begin writing my doctoral comprehensive exams. In the second photo, you can see Greg & Emily with their three sons, Nathan, Eli, and Samuel.

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