We said good-bye to our friends at the campground this morning –
and hit the road!
Fortunately, the roads only got wider from this point on!
And that’s a good thing given what we spotted coming towards us later in the morning (divided highway, thank goodness!)
Can you see it over there?
Yep, it was a house! And believe me there was one long line of traffic stretched out behind it! Really glad it was headed the other way! We didn’t have a heavy travel day so we decided to stop and be a tourist along the way. And since we’ve heard a lot about it, we took a tour of King Ranch.
While we waited for our tour, I was busy with the camera!
I took this one with my cell phone, but I think it does a good job of capturing the King Ranch “aura”. 🙂
(working on my depth of field…..)
This is the visitor’s center –
The tour was very interesting, though I was a bit disappointed that we were never able to get out of the van.
These are King Ranch quarter horses that are still bred and used on the ranch (though mostly they use their trusty pick-up trucks :)).
The Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle that was developed in the late 1930’s by the ranch.
I was most disappointed that we could not walk around the beautiful family home –
This was the carriage house –
King Ranch is a massive operation – not just here in South Texas, but also in Florida. They are very diversified these days – from cattle to citrus, and pecans to publishing, it was pretty amazing to learn about this huge enterprise.
Back on the road by 3:00, and settled in a Walmart by 6:00 just 25 miles from where we need to be tomorrow morning . It was a good day on the road!
See ya, tomorrow!