Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, TX

We are "camping" at the Mason City RV Park after spending a week at Mustang Island State Park near Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. I think I have exhausted every photo opportunity of Corpus Christi so thought you might like to see a few scenes of Port Aransas.

The Port Aransas Marina always has interesting things to see. Wouldn't a condo overlooking the water be nice? I think so, but first better stock up on TX lottery tickets!

This fishing boat had a sign posted "sold out". Not sure what sort of fish they were selling but we prefer a nice seafood restaurant to do all the "dirty work" for us - catch 'em, clean 'em and cook 'em...

Speaking of that, we found this restaurant in Port Aransas while out exploring. Fins Grill's special of the day, fried Mahi Mahi, was very good and our table was near a window overlooking the marina.

After lunch we found a pretty city park bordered by the marina and ship channel. Watching the ferries, tankers and cargo ships was an entertaining way to spend a sunny afternoon. We also saw a dozen or so dolphins in the channel.

Some of our favorite places to enjoy a meal...

The only two story Whataburger which is on the Corpus Christi Bay near the marina. If you sit outside on the second story, be prepared to share your fries with the overly friendly seagulls!

We found a neat breakfast place in Corpus Christi called Andy's Kitchen. The exterior was pretty ordinary, but we could tell from the full parking lot that it was a favorite with the locals. This photo of the interior shows one of two toy trains that run on a track around the cafe. It seemed to entertain the adult diners as well as the children. We would recommend a visit to Andy's if you are ever in the area. Prompt friendly service, coffee cups refilled quickly, complimentary basket of hot blueberry muffins and every breakfast item we ordered was tasty. We enjoyed this cafe so much that we ate there three times during one week's stay.

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