Greetings from Corpus Christi, TX, which as most of you likely know is literally translated as “The body of Christ,” we hadn’t realized that, but once we read it, we were like, duh! We last left you in San Antonio on the 4th. We’ve since transitioned away from where we were staying at Fort Sam, but I’m getting ahead of myself…here’s a recap of the past several days.
We stuck fairly close to home on Tuesday, as we were preparing to move, as well as getting ready to go out for our belated Anniversary Celebration. We obtained tickets to the Musical Cinderella at the Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio.
It was a great performance. No photography allowed during the show of course. We got home quite late, and were up early to get the rest of things squared away for our drive to Corpus Christi. We said “until next time” to great new friends Lance, Melissa and their awesome German Shepherd Dyna. We made good time on the way down, and arrived at NAS Corpus Christi FamCamp early in the afternoon.
Thursday brought forth a beautiful day. We spent some time cleaning the Coach, and a few other household chores. I also received a nice e-mail from the folks at REMCO, the company that made the water pump I’d just replaced. They informed me that the water pump I’d sent them back had a manufacturer’s defect, so they were refunding me the price of the pump and shipping…!
Later in the afternoon Paul came over and invited us to dinner at an Italian restaurant on the barrier Island where a guy that he knew was playing and singing for the night. Good food, good friends, good music. Here is the sign at the front of the restaurant:
This is quite a contrast to all the other signs and statements we have seen in Texas. We used to joke with each other when we visited Ireland quite a few years ago the way the people claimed they had the first, biggest, longest whatever you can think of. We found this quite prevalent in Oregon last year also….well, Texas is not to be outdone. Here are a few samples from one magazine we recently picked up:
- Corpus Christi 8th LARGEST city in the state
- Padre Island National Seashore is the LONGEST undeveloped barrier island on the PLANET
- Corpus Christi has MORE individual species of birds than ANY other U.S. City!
- 5th LARGEST Port in the U.S.A.
- Home of the VERY FIRST Whataburger…guess we will have to try one.
- And don’t forget the LONGEST natural wood bar in the U.S. mentioned above.
On Friday we knocked on Paul’s door to see if he wanted to take a drive with us going North on the barrier Island to Port Aransas. This was a great trip. You can drive on the beach almost the whole way…about 30 miles more or less.
Yesterday was pretty much a close to home day. We wanted to go tour the USS Lexington which is on display in the Port here, but it was too crowded, so we will do that early next week.
We did some shopping and took a walk along the pier on the NAS.
We grilled out last night, and were up this morning and invited to church with Paul and his neighbor Lee who occupies the space between Paul and us. Great little Lutheran Church in Flour Bluff, which is right outside the gate. Afterward we had lunch at a nice little Mexican restaurant, followed by a few laps around the largest indoor flea market I’ve seen in a long time. As I told Terri…I never saw so much stuff under one roof that I don’t need.
A while after we got back, Paul stopped by with his Apple AV lightening connector. We hooked it up to our HDMI on the TV, and it works great. Another purchase on the horizon. We have Amazon Prime, which allows you to download any shows or movies you want to watch when you have WIFI and save them for later. This will allow us to project our IPhone screen on our TV when we don’t have WIFI. We have Apple TV, but you have to have WIFI to use it, and in a lot of cases, the individual providers don’t allow streaming to the Apple TV. Thanks Paul! WIFI is king out here, as I mentioned in a post from October…the full time RV lifestyle hierarchy of needs starts with WIFI according to some. This park is better than most. Spotty at times, but good most of the time.
Well, that is about it for now. We plan to hopefully get together with Paul, Lee and Lee’s wife this evening if the weather holds. Speaking of the weather, we are presently scheduled to be here until Wednesday, but they are currently forecasting thunderstorms for all day Wednesday. It has been so windy here as I mentioned before, that we may just pull chocks on Tuesday and get to the Houston area. Our next hard stop is the 20th at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Jason, Meghan and family will be relocating there for his next assignment, and we will stay a bit to help get them all moved in. After that, it’s either a beeline to the NE until late June, or a detour through Moscow, IA to get our leveling and hydraulic system inspected by the folks that made it.
Until next time, we hope you are all Happy, Healthy and Living your Dreams!!!