In 2006 I traveled to Harlingen Texas to work an acquisition with a colleague. We had some extra time before our flight so we took a drive to South Padre Island. We were dressed for work of course and were the only people out on the sand in skirts and jackets. The fisherman and his buddy asked us if we were school teachers. A car stuck in the sand near our parked car was being pulled out by a jeep. December was the month and the air was pleasant yet there were not many people on the beach; mostly fisherman and a few enjoying the gulf air as we had that morning.