Last week, on our last day in Port Isabel, Danny and I climbed to the top of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse. The old iron staircase winds up and around inside the lighthouse until you reach a little landing. Then you basically have to climb a short ladder followed by a tiny iron staircase to reach the top. The top of the lighthouse is where the old light used to be housed and you can walk around a very narrow balcony with a small railing.
The view from the top was very nice. We could see out over the old buildings of Port Isabel and beyond to the Laguna Madre with South Padre Island in the far background.
Now we are settling back into our home in Mississippi where we will be for this school year at least. The elder berries and pears are ripe right now so I plan to make something yummy out of them. We have lots of lawn mowing to get the yard back into shape. And one of the best things will be enjoying a real autumn again because far south Texas does not have an autumn season since it is mostly tropical.