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Mar 27, 2016 - Easter Sunday with Friends

We attended Easter Brunch at Bob & Fanchone’s church, we met them in Alaska in 2010 and have crossed paths with them several time since. While we were staying at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station six years ago, Reggi introduced Don and Stevie (a close friend of Bob & Fanchone and the God Mother to Bob & Fanchone's grandson) at a dinner on the Naval Air Station for the Flying Demonstration Team Blue Angels and they were married May of 2015. I believe Reggi has found a new vocation, Match Maker 𿘀𿘘. We had a wonderful time with Bob & Fanchone...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Winding Down

Not much to tell. It was a day of gradually getting ready to leave: laundry, cleaning and putting things away, fueling the truck. Got a phone call from the park office. When I'd asked to stay "through" the 15th, they billed as "to" the 15th, so they were expecting us to leave! My bad for not scrutinizing my receipt. We were relieved that they were able to juggle things so that we could pay for the final day and stay until Monday morning. After being cloudy and breezy most of the day, it rained.

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Mar 14, 2015 - Spring Break

Happy Pi Day! I quilted in the morning and chatted with Sherrie and Dave before heading out to lunch at Texas Mesquite BBQ, where I tried the brisket and sausage sandwich and Joe had ribs. The brisket in Tucumcari has not been surpassed! We drove one of the Nueces County beaches and could hardly count the police officers cruising in anticipation of spring break naughtiness. It wasn't too crowded yet, but the $12 parking fee seemed ridiculous, so we didn't stay. (On the way out, another sign of spring break was a booth offering free condoms....

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Mar 13, 2015 - USS Lexington

We spent about three and a half hours touring the Lexington, which contains several museums. (A family friend gave us a tour years ago before the air craft carrier was decommissioned and was a training ship at Pensacola; I remember little other than the flight deck and the chiefs’ mess where we had lunch.) The tour was quite extensive, with significant amounts of going up and down ladders. The flight deck hosts a respectable collection of retired military aircraft. After a an hour or two of reading in the sun, it was time for another Happy...

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Mar 12, 2015 - Low-key Day

It was partly sunny and cool when I went to the Rec Hall with my sewing machine. At 10:00 the weekly craft session began and as I worked on a quilt block the ladies were trying arm knitting. Joe took the truck for oil and filters, as well as diagnostic checks; all was well. In the afternoon, I sat in the sun and read. After making a trip to H.E.B. for charcoal and a few other things, Joe grilled a Cornish hen while we chatted with neighbors Sherrie and Dave from OK who are planning to full-time and possibly spend some winter time here next...

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Mar 11, 2015 - Texas State Aquarium

It was cloudy all day and windy; the temperature topped at 57F and it drizzled later in the day. Reminded us of Alaska. We moved to site 10, which is wider, much longer, and in a nice location. After I prepared Fern’s Beans for the crockpot, we tried Yo Philly for lunch. The cheesesteaks were good (and huge); I don’t know what a Philadelphia expert would think. We visited the Texas State Aquarium, which is undergoing a major renovation/addition, so the dolphins were not in residence. Many aquaria pale in comparison to the Shedd, but this...

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Mar 10, 2015 - Padre Island

I slept late (a good thing), did exercises, and hustled over to the office; we had decided we’d like to stay longer than three nights and needed to lock in the last available site. We’ll have to move Wednesday morning, but the new site is a nice one and longer than the one we started in. I went to the clubhouse to update the journal and learned there are lots of dinners and activities available. We signed up for a fish fry on Wednesday (bring a dish to share); three men in the park caught red snapper and drum, so this will be fresh. We also...

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Mar 9, 2015 - Arriving in Corpus Christi

We woke up to a site that was flooded and it was still raining. After splashing around to prepare for departure, we aimed south again – the adventure continues! There were lots of farms and we passed the Dancing Elk Ranch, a huge and very pricey hunting operation with multiple lodges. We grabbed a sub for lunch and rolled past oil fields with huge flares, refineries, and more sodden farm fields. We arrived at Colonia Del Rey RV Park; our site had a concrete pad, full hook-up, 50 amp. It’s the best-rated park in Corpus Christi. Everything...

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Feb 25, 2015 - Day trip to Corpus Christi, TX

Stopped at the USS Lexington to take some pictures and then onto the harbor…clean, easy to park, no traffic jams. A very pretty area. Drove to Center City…very poor area compared to the harbor. On the way back, we stopped at Port Aransas and took the 5-minute free ferry ride to Mustang Island. Drove off the ferry and parked on the beach for ½ hour to enjoy the sun and surf. The “on the beach” road was interesting…packed sand with a huge parking area right before the road began. The sun was out...a perfect day for this outing.

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Feb 14, 2015 - Happy Valentines Day to all!

Just a quick update that we made it safely into Corpus Christi this afternoon. The Bayou country photo is from yesterday, as we were driving through Louisiana. Forgot about it until today and remembered that I used my phone to snap a few photos. We will be in Corpus Christi for 5 days before moving north.

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Heading to the East!

Oct 22, 2014 - Corpus Christi, TX

It was a long day, and a nice drive to make it to Corpus Christi, Texas. We need to rest up to get ready to explore tomorrow! Corpus Christi Thursday morning the sunrise painted the sky orange and pink prompting us to head east and visit the beaches. Padre Island is a barrier island with the National Seashore Park occupying the south 60 miles of the 70 mile long island. If you dislike crowds, this would have been a perfect day for you! People are allowed to drive on the beach and driving a 4X4 pickup has its advantages. When you can look...

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Jun 9, 2014 - With 'The Boys' in Corpus Christi

Hello family & friends, We're back on the road again. We decided to spend a week with grandsons Brodie & Isaiah to a location of their choosing; Corpus Christi, Texas it was. After an enjoyable 4 hour drive from Austin we checked into our hotel, complete with swimming pool, much to the boys' delight. Our first day was a beach day. Building sand castles, watching the para-surfers, and the birds. Evidently that area of the Corpus beach front is quite famous as a world-class para-surfing area. The next days were spent touring the WWII aircraft...

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