"On 4/21 we will be ending our 4 & 1/2+ month as "Winter Texans" at #203 OVT. We thank Geneva & Robert for giving us 7 years of the best laid back and enjoyable times that one can imagine. However, those 7 years have included sky diving ( when I was 71), fishing on the Danny B (where 3 years ago I landed a 40+ lb Black Drum), parasailing, driving up the beach 27 miles up to the "Mansfield Cut", having the pleasure of seeing the USS Forrestall and USS Saratoga go up the Brownsville Ship Channel on their way to being recycled. For an enjoyable morning, try your coffee & toast, on the balcony overlooking the Gulf, at sunrise, "PRICELESS". If you like sunsets better, try the sunset dinner cruise on the Southern Wave Catamaran with cocktails and shrimp. Want to stay on land, try a sunset dinner at la Hacienda, or a cold beer or cocktail at the following beach bars overlooking the Laguna Madre, like Coconuts, Laguna Bob's, Louie's Back Yard, or Tequila Sunset. Want to look over the Gulf from a "Watering Hole", try "Boomerang Billies" next door, (our favorite Gulf beach bar) on Sat & Sun afternoons with live music from Island Favorite "Leslie" and our favorite bartender "Nita", Palm's on the Beach is a little more upscale and intimate, for more action down the beach there is "Wanna Wanna", and finally "The Largest Beach Bar in Texas" which is at Clayton's. The Island has a number of great restaurants. (Look thru the white binder under the LR TV for a partial listing and then try them out) Be sure and go to the "Turtle Hospital" to see great work being done to revive and return injured turtles back to the Gulf. Grab your camera (as my wife does several afternoons per week) and take pictures of more bird species than you imagined at the SPI Bird Sanctuary. She has taken some great pictures there of "Momma & Papa with their 8 baby alligators" who like to ride on "Momma's" back. Do we love #203 OVT ?? We will be back in 2016 for our 8th year !!!!!! Contact Geneva & Robert, and join those of us who have been fortunate enough to find this Island get-a-way."
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: April 9, 2015