A much needed break from reality: a few days on the stunning South Padre Island. Kyle surfed with sharks... we visited the Turtle Rescue Center and saw an amazing Atlantic Green turtle named Allison with only one fin who was fitted with a carbon fiber prosthetic so she could swim... I swam (!)... clean and clear 84 degree water, air temps in the nineties... what an October. Notice how the sand dunes have taken over the left-hand lane in the bottom image... good thing it's a sparsely traveled road.