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Feb 17, 2019 - A visit to "War Thing", "Old Tree", and the Corpus Christi area

A visit to “War Thing” and “Old Tree” in Corpus Christi 2-17-19 When we finally got up this morning, Julie said to take a peek outside. I did, the palms were whipping back and forth and it was pouring rain. Today, come hell or high water, I had it in my mind to visit the “War Thing” while in Corpus Christi. “War Thing” is the name my daughter Kate assigned to the USS Lexington CV 16 when she texted a picture of it to me while she and some friends were on a road trip in this area. While she is no naval architect, she did recognize its...

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Feb 16, 2019 - San Marcos to Corpus Christi, TX

San Marcos to Corpus Christi, TX 2-18-19 Taking a road trip to Corpus Christi, TX. First up, breakfast at a local IHOP. Upon arrival, I noticed the parking lot was full so Julie, reading my body language and knowing how much I love waiting in lines said, “Just chill out, we may have to wait a bit.” I chilled. We had to walk through a crowd on the sidewalk just to get to the front door (IHOP is this popular?!). There was standing room only in a crowded lobby. Julie muttered something like, “Oh Hell no”, pivoted 180 degrees and walked out the...

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Apr 20, 2018 - Corpus Christi Lake State Park

Date: April 20, 2018 Tonight’s Location: Mathis, TX Campground: Wilderness Lake RV Weather: Partly sunny Temperature: start 59º High 79º Wildlife count: Cottontail Rabbit Year List: 277 Birds: Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Eastern Kingbird It was a wonderful relaxing morning, a little cool at the start, but we bundled and walked a trail out of the campground, which seemed to go nowhere, and we didn’t see any birds. However, after we turned back and got to the trail entrance, where the trees stopped and grass started – a...

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Wyoming 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - John's Birthday!

Date: April 19, 2018 – John's 71st Birthday! Weather: cloudy am, windy, sunny, pm Temperature: start 68º High 81º Wildlife count: Year List: 274 Birds: Great-crested Flycatcher To celebrate John's birthday, we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Corpus, then drove out to Padre – PINS. We birded all the places we knew and recognized that we have not been in this area this late in the season – there was not the large number of birds that we are used to seeing. We talked with Buzz a bit, then went to visit Max and Joann, and had a good visit....

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Apr 18, 2018 - Trip to Corpus Christi Lake & Northern Jacana

Date: April 18, 2018 Tonight’s Location: Corpus Christi Lake Campground: Wilderness Lake RV Mileage: End - 34080 Start - 33820 Total Miles for the day: 260 Weather: mostly cloudy Temperature: start 67º High 83º Wildlife count: Year List: 273 Birds: Northern Jacana We didn’t leave this morning till 9am, with a desire to broom off the roof, and not get on it when it was wet. The Tepehuaje trees that surround our RV drop very tiny leaves, and lately, spent flower blossoms. There was not too much on the roof, as the wind blew yesterday, but...

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Feb 12, 2018 - Padre Island, from South to North

Greetings from the Gulf Coast of Texas…..our next destination was South Padre Island, Texas, which is the southern most portion of Padre Island. Padre Island is 113 miles long and is basically split into two sections. South Padre Island is a resort town, especially during spring break when it attracts college-aged kids. We spent three days there enjoying the beautiful beaches and fabulous seafood and by traveling there we have now traveled the perimeter of the United States! You are allowed to drive your own vehicles on the beaches of...

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East Bound and Down

Feb 7, 2018 - February 7, 2018 – Corpus Christi, Texas

February 7, 2018 – Corpus Christi, Texas The wind came up as promised about 6 this morning and has blown hard all day. The temperature was warmer this morning at 6 than it was all the rest of the day. It went from 60 down to into the high 40s and with the wind chill, it felt like it was in the 30s. It finally started raining around 2, but it was misty all day long. It was just a mean, nasty day so it was a perfect day to go to a museum. Ken, Betty and I went to Corpus today to the Texas State Aquarium. It is a nice aquarium. They had a good...

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Jan 16, 2017 - Corpus Christi Texas

This is a planned stop for a week, so we can have a nice visit with friends. We know a young family who live here and we have longtime friends who will be staying here for about a month in their RV's. So, it's going to be a confab. The drive here from Columbus is only about 202 miles. It was a nice easy drive, though filled with wind and rain about half of the way.

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May 18, 2016 - Corpus Christi Asian Cultural Museum

We wanted to see the wedding dress made with threads made from Pineapple leaves. It was given to the Texas Asian Culture Museum for safekeeping. Even though the train was not fully extended, it was magnificent. The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center was founded by Mrs. Billie Trimble Chandler in the 1960’s. A native Corpus Christian, Mrs. Chandler spent many years as a teacher in Asia collecting cultural artifacts and art from several countries. Today, Ms. Chandler’s collection, along with other wonderful Asian...

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May 18, 2016 - Corpus Christi Buc Days dresses

Each year Corpus Christi celebrates Buccaneer Days (Buc Days) and Las Donas De La Corte holds a ball where “The Court of Culture & Costume in Dance” is presented to King Alonso LXIII. The court made up of “The Royal Household” (families who have been part of this gala in the past or a family invited to participate). The theme of his years gala celebrated the extraordinary movements, music and costume of dance, which convey meaning beyond what words can express. The elaborate gowns worn by the lady from the various house holds are designed...

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Apr 14, 2016 - South Texas Botanical Garden

As the 182-acre South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Corpus Christi begins its 17th year, this young and rather outside-the-box botanical garden offers visitors yet another surprising round of innovative new experiences. In addition to its landmark Orchid House, Rose Garden and seasonal Plumeria Garden, this multiple-venue facility also features a Hummingbird Garden, Arid Garden, Sensory Garden with sculpture, and EarthKind Demonstration Trial Gardens. With vast expanses of natural wetlands and trails through native vegetation,...

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Apr 7, 2016 - Lake Corpus Christi State Park, TX

We are again in the lovely "Hill Country" area of west Texas. I am so very glad that we have come back to this part of the country in the spring, because it is as if we were never here before. The land that was dry, barren, and devoid of most greenery last winter has burst into a sea of lovely green fields and trees - not a forest like Washington or British Columbia,- but rather a low, scrubby, flat green sea of color interspersed with spiky paddle cactus in full bloom with yellow and red flowers reaching out to touch the life-giving sun....

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