We’re just back from a week in South Padre Island where our beach holiday was rather washed out (it rained every day apart from our first and we ended up coming home a couple of days early). Despite the weather, we all had a good time. We went on a dolphin-watching cruise, got sunburnt on the one day the sun shone, boogie-boarded in the rain, saw Wall-E (possibly the most impressive piece of computer animation I have ever seen) twice and ate far too much fried seafood.
One of the highlights of the week was a sandcastle building lesson from Andy Hancock. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Andy is an extremely accomplished sculptor with works worldwide. He works in wood and, since moving to Texas, sand and his creations are very impressive indeed. Our short lesson was a great deal of fun for both kids and parents alike and I can highly recommend this to anyone visiting South Padre. Check out sandcastlelessons.com for details and Andy’s contact information.