Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rockport, Texas: Flying South for the Winter

A little town on the coast of Texas, Rockport is the place to visit if you ever plan a trip to nearby Corpus Christi.

The beach I visited this summer with my mom and my nephew was clean, beautiful and the water at that time of year is calm and warm. We left at sunset and I took this picture of their little painted amphitheater.

This September 17th through 2oth, Rockport is holding it's annual Hummer/Bird Celebration. The birds begin flying South for the winter and bird-lovers from all over the country come to see them off. There are tours, seminars, artists, bird experts, and beach-goers intermingling for a wonderful September celebration at Rockport.

If you saw my recipe for Hummingbird Cake you know that the teeny "Hummers" have been on my mind lately. It's raining outside due to the tropical disturbances and they flit around in the rain like it doesn't bother them at all. I saw them this morning. I think I have about 6-8 hummers visiting my feeders each day (or it seems like that many).

Click here if you'd like to visit the Rockport-Fulton area website.


  1. Hey, I wish we could fly down for the festival. Maybe we could get home without getting lost this time. :o)

  2. Sounds like a wonderful place to vacation with all the hummers. How cool to be able to watch the birds leave on their migration.

  3. Sounds like a beautiful, fun place! Great picture~

  4. Kalona: Yep, I want to go back and finish the tour of the USS Lexington @ Corpus too now that the weather is cooler!

    Justine & Threads: It was a very nice trip. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

    Take Care!