|After visiting Pelican Pier and Rockport Beach, we drove to the downtown area of Rockport, TX.
|Joe had read that the town had been trying to spruce up the downtown area and make it more attractive. Business were encourage to paint their store fronts.
|I thought this business owner had a creative idea. She painted sticks and put them in painted flower pots.
|The Daily Grind is a coffee shop. They also serve quiche and scones.
|The town had recently installed new umbrella's at the corners for bored husbands to hang out at.
|As we walked up and down the downtown area we came to this neat old car.
|This business the "Waterfront Artisan's Workshop" restored old things.
|We left the downtown area and headed back toward Fulton. This is one of the old historic homes in Rockport, as we headed back.
|We took Fulton Beach Road home ( which we had just discovered the day before). This road is lined with Windswept Oaks.
|A neat swordfish gate at someones home along the bay.
|On Fulton Beach Road we came to this spot where their was a marsh between the bay and road and the homes.
|I saw this bird way off across the marsh and Joe though it was a fake pink statue, but I told him to stop because I knew what it was and wanted to get a picture.
|I had seen pictures of it in other birder blogs, but had never seen one in real life.
|A Roseate Spoonbill and a Great Blue Heron.
|These guys bills are so weird, looking like a spoon.
|They have this greenish blue forehead and a yellow chest.
|Very neat and colorful bird to see for the first time.
|And another old man!
|Fulton Beach Road is lined with long dock after dock in the Aransas Bay.
|The Royal Oaks sit across from the bay.
|Looks like quite a swanky place. Note the 4 roman columns. This is a housing community for custom built homes.
|We decided we really like the Fulton/Rockport area and wouldn't mind coming back for a couple months stay.
|More Windswept Oaks as we continued our drive north on Fulton Beach Rd.
|Turkey Vultures roosting on a dock gate entrance.
|The bay must be very shallow because all the docks along Fulton Beach Road were very long.
|I really like this part of the town the best!