Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site in Port Isabel was not at all what I expected.
|One of only 5 remaining Texas Lighthouses|
|The Smallest State Park at .9 acres.|
|The only lighthouse that allows admission to the public.|
ascending the 75 steps to the top,
you can see you are not on the coast, nor surrounded by park. You are smack dab in the middle of town.
You can, however, see all the way to Padre Island (the spring break capital of Texas) from the top.
|Padre Island is 2.37 miles across the Laguna Madre over the Queen Isabella Causeway|
And I had to get a picture of this flowering cacti that was growing in the parking lot. Is it just me or do the flowers look like bunches of bananas?
I, however, am partial to trees, city benches, and shade.
But now I have a new goal when we are finished visiting all the state parks; visiting the remaining 4 lighthouses in Texas. One down.