Back on Day 12 our outing was to the South Padre Island Birding Center, which is a salt marsh and mud flats on the Laguna Madre shore. I promise that I will still get around to posting the bird pictures eventually, but birding, bicycling, and beer keep getting in the way. Lorna says we need a bumper sticker that reads, THIS CAR BRAKES FOR BIRDS AND BEER. Maybe. But back to South Padre, I love the subtlety of the environment. Even the mud there is beautiful.