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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
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    South Padre Island, Texas

    Hi all,
    I frequent this particular T-Net forum and love it. I generally hit the coin section, but I do love to metal detect. I only hit the beaches in the summer time as my job and home is on "dry land." Dang the luck. My honey & I are going to South Padre Island this summer for a week. I will hit those beaches, but have a question for anyone that has been down that way. What condos or hotels are the best? This will be our first time in this neck of the woods, so any comments would be greatly appreciated. Plan to buy one of those new Garrett all-weather detectors for the trip. Got a beach scoop just waiting to try it out. But alas, I am in the mid-section of Texas and can only hunt water during those summer months (I am an educator, so summer is the only time I have--until retirement).

    apush (planning ahead)

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    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    Hi AP! sorry I'm no help on Texas. Just starting to go there on occasion to visit my son who is a freshman at UNT. I love water and beach hunting and do mostly that now that I'm living in Florida but it isn't as much fun as relic hunting in my opinion.

    I'll bet you teach AP US history?? lol I was a school counselor and remember everyone calling the class apush as one word. I've thought about that every time I would see your postings.

    Nice to see more women on here who detect!
    Debby
    Debby

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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by apush
    Hi all,
    I frequent this particular T-Net forum and love it. I generally hit the coin section, but I do love to metal detect. I only hit the beaches in the summer time as my job and home is on "dry land." Dang the luck. My honey & I are going to South Padre Island this summer for a week. I will hit those beaches, but have a question for anyone that has been down that way. What condos or hotels are the best? This will be our first time in this neck of the woods, so any comments would be greatly appreciated. Plan to buy one of those new Garrett all-weather detectors for the trip. Got a beach scoop just waiting to try it out. But alas, I am in the mid-section of Texas and can only hunt water during those summer months (I am an educator, so summer is the only time I have--until retirement).

    apush (planning ahead)
    A friend of ours stayed here http://www.suntideii.com/area-map.asp and really liked it! Good Luck and BIG GOLD!

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    Jul 2010
    Gulf Coast Florida
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    If your plan is to use the 'garrett all weather' machine on the salty beach, I would suggest that you rethink that. Common complaint with it, is it does not fare well in salt. Not used it myself, wouldn't know -- but talked to enough who have. Good luck whichever way ya go, get that gold!
    He who digs the most trash finds the most treasure! | Tesoro Sand Shark Fan Page

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    Apr 2011
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    Have fun ..and good luck detecting on your vacation, apush!

    Lorraine
    Quod Facis Bene Fac

  6. #6
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    Dec 2009
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    Thanks all for the sage advise. Cntrydncr1, lol, yes, I did teach APUSH for many years. I am an assistant principal now, but I do miss my teaching days.

    apush


  7. #7
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    Jan 2009
    Houston, Texas
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    Learn to use the Map System UnivTexas Library -- Interactive Railroad Maps and Cattle Drive Trails are interesting. Takes a little digging -- learn to use Coast Guard Maps (Very Early Editions are line drawings of coast -- Modern ones are navigation charts)
    Posted some info out under Texas Maps section.


    FROM Amazon:
    Texas Treasure Coast by Tom Townsend (Jul 1996) Good Book
    Buried Treasures of Texas by W. C. Jameson (Feb 28, 2006)
    Blaze Of Gold: Treasure Tales Of The Texas Coast, Mostly Of Gold That Is Buried And Ghosts Which Are Not by Dee Woods and Florence E. Shaner (Sep 10, 2010)
    Ghost Towns Of Texas (Two Books)

    Major Collection -- Index of Texas Maps
    http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historical...xas/index.html



    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histo...ory_texas.html

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histo...forts_1848.jpg
    http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/fo...rontier49.html


    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas...h_missions.jpg

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas..._explorers.jpg
    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas...and_grants.jpg

    Interactive viewer .. magnify any area of the map... slow but works well.
    http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/serv...ith-The-Contig

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas...orces_1836.jpg

    http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/fo...ttletrail.html

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas...ement_1863.jpg


    Texas Railway Map - 1873
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/gmd:@field(NUMBER+@band(g4031p+rr005780))
    Texas Railway Map - 1900
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/gmd:@field(NUMBER+@band(g4031p+rr003040))

    Texas - 1920 Military Bases
    http://freepages.military.rootsweb.a...pOfCamps-5.jpg

    Texas Topographic Maps -- Major Texas Cities << Look At This >>
    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/...eston-1925.jpg
    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/...eston-1930.jpg

    ** End **

  8. #8
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    Aug 2010
    LeFlore County Oklahoma
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    Re: South Padre Island, Texas

    i spend some time in that area in the winter and i need to caution you on where you will be mding as many of that area beaches ar strickly off limits to mding make sure you know where you are while mding on the beach . there are maps of the area on ths forum to help. hope you find the gold because i know you already have a lot of silver from your crling. Suprdave

 

 

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