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Thanksgiving in Texas -- Nov. and Dec. 2010

Day 15, November 28. Bill and family left Austin around 10 AM, and Liz and I left around 1 PM. We drove to the Gulf Coast and arrived at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge just before the Visitor Center closed at 4:30 PM. We drove the refuge roads and climbed the observation tower. We saw two Whooping Cranes, about 20 Roseate Spoonbills, and one very ornery cottonmouth.

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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge boundary sign
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Liz atop the observation tower
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Liz looking at Whooping Cranes in the salt marsh
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Cottonmouth (did you ever wonder how it got its name?)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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