Wharton, El Campo, Edna, Palacios, Blessing, Matagorda and Bay City Professional Review and Guide
"The trip through Wharton, El Campo, Louise, Edna, Palacios and Blessing, and Matagorda covers a lot of territory, so you may want to make a weekend out of it with an overnight in Palacios. Take your fishing and crabbing gear and have fun. El Campo's early settlers came from Germany, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, and Ireland, an ethnic mix still found in the area. As you drive around checking out the antiques and crafts stores, watch for the twenty murals on assorted downtown buildings.
If it’s crabbing, seining, picnicking, or beaching you want, head to the Gulf. There are many fine crabbing and fishing holes along the way, and the road ends at a county park (picnic and rest room facilities) and 20 miles of beach stretching as far as you can see. Pink granite jetties poke out into the Gulf, ideal for fishing. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."