Friday, May 16, 2014

Corpus Christi: Get Down, Beach Town


Just a short drive from San Antonio, but world away, we drove from a sophisticated city, therough part of the hill country to the Gulf

Given the nature of the town, our familiarization tour was taken from the marina on board a World War II craft, outfitted as a tour boat, the “Japonica.” From there we wandered around the town and ended up for dinner at a Joe’s Crab Shack.

They got a thing for pirates here, supposedly they were a hideaway for early badguys and now every April they have pirate days. Yarrrr!

I just liked this image of the couple fishing off the seawall in front of the USS Lexington

This represents what this beach town aspires to

We were told this bird being here is significant, so I took its picture

In 1992, Spain gave the city replicas of Columbus' three ships. The city quickly ran a barge into them. The Spanish offered to fix them, the city refused. La Niña fared the best from that encounter and is on display. The others are in litigation. (I'm not making this up.)

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