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I mean Corpus Christi, Texas.

Didn’t sleep well last night, and stomach was off quite a bit. Dammit I’m on vacation I don’t have time to be sick... *grins*

Didn’t get a lot of anything done today. Talked a bit to Marcel and son after they got up this morning and ran off to the restaurant.

Discovered I had left my NIKON turned on all night. I was surprised that there was still quite a bit of charge left on it.

The plan for today was to head over to the Texas State Aquarium around lunch time and see what’s changed since the las time I was down this way. About 10 years or so. After that I was gonna go to the beach at around six-ish.

But stomach issues and a nap (what th’?) took those plans. By the time I got to the Aquarium it was a little after four so I decided to take a pass as they close at 6:00. I may try tomorrow before I start meandering my way towards the north.

I cruised the bay side beach. Seems to have fallen on hard times through there. Beach was kind of nasty. I had parked next to the cabanas and was getting ready to leave when a little boy came running up and asked me to turn on the shower for him. Said he had been stung by jelly fish.These are the outdoor showers found at any gov’t built beach oasis. Push the button in, and it runs for a bit. Then push it again. Spent 5-10 minutes pushing the button for him. Then his brothers came up from somewhere on the beach and took over.

Back to the house and I fell out again. Woke up around 7:00. Cruised over to the beach (Gulf side) and hung out for a while. Nice blue-green water. Didn’t hang out long there as I was hungry. Decided to go back to Marcel’s for dinner.

Had a nice salad, shrimp in a chipotle cream sauce and a piece of Key lime pie.

Getting ready to fall out tonight.

This is a mesquite tree that covers nearly all of Marcel’s front yard. Nice and shady for the house. Unfortunately it also seem to be a haven for mosquitoes.

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But he likes it. This is a mean little flower

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Just another weed in bloom

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A short ferry ride and I was on “Island Time” Yeah. Low and slow.

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That is one short ferry ride. Wait was quite a bit longer than the actual time spent on the water. *grins*

I was going to Marcel’s restaurant for dinner. Some of y’all may remember that Marcel is eats_veggies husband. He owns and operates a German / Continental / seafood establishment.

Dinner was fantastic! I ate wayyyyyy too much. No will power. But the food!

Started with a German Wheat beer. Which was followed by another. *grins*

Bread baked in the restaurant is laid on the table. Started out with a Maine shrimp chowder. YUM! This was followed by a salad with the house vinaigrette dressing. Entrée was a pork loin wiener schnitzel (and red wine sause!) with a veggie medley and new potatoes. Just to make sure I was full, I had a cup of coffee and a slice of chocolate torte.

After that feast I drove to Marcel’s house and crashed on the couch until he and his son got home. We sat up talking till around two in the morning.



Gonna try to get some more mission pictures posted soon as well. Got some really good ones of the others as well.

Off to bed.

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kabuldur
Aug. 3rd, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
That sounds like a really good time apart from the sickness bit.

I really loved your flower pics. They are ace! Also, i wonder if that is a pepperina tree. They are so nice (but not good if mosquitoes decide to hang out in them!).

Well, Marcel's restaurant sounds really good. I mean, excellent! I wish I was over there to experience that :)

What a good soul you are to help that little boy, too. Jelly fish stings are no fun.

Happy travelling!

notsogreynomad
Aug. 3rd, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
wow that food sounds yummy!!! Have a good time!!!!
phoenixisrisen
Aug. 3rd, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm so envious-
you're doing what I used to love to do- just cruise around the state and "see" stuff.

I'm glad you went. Good for you, and I get vicarious roadtrip vibes.
mountain_girl
Aug. 3rd, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better! I hope you continue to improve.

Your trip sounds really good so far. It was nice of you to push the button for the kid but a jellyfish?! Ouch!

And the food .. yum!
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