Day 5. Thursday, April 19 – Day Off in Corpus Christi, Texas

Thursday 19 April 2018

Corpus Christi has one of the highest average wind speeds in North America….Great….not sure how we did not see this statistic before planning our trip.  And we were worried about the heat and humidity.  True to it’s reputation, the wind was howling this morning.

Not sure what we imagined Corpus Christi to be like, but this was not it.  The clean and quiet streets were almost void of tourists or people in general.  Our sightseeing included the Texas Surf Museumand the Corpus Christi Cathedral (locked up tight, no inside glimpse).  WhataBurger began here in 1950 (now in 10 states and Mexico), so naturally, we had to try it for lunch; decor is festive, but it’s fast food.  What we found most interesting on these downtown streets was how they had custom painted the utility boxes on the street corners, truly unique and colorful.

By early afternoon, the cloudy morning was now warm and sunny, yet still windy.  We covered the art museum filled with Texas talent, the Selena memorial, a very impressive seawall with an equally impressive history and in the distance, the USS Lexington (WWII).

 Shrimp trollers lined the walkway to the three waterfront dinning options, we choose the one uniquely connected to Virginia; interesting lineage Berkeley Plantation and better food.  Unique Iced Teas, crabmeat, mango, guacamole appetizer, incredible live music and fresh fish and shrimp!  We enjoyed the evening, but the setting sun was cooling the evening beyond our tolerance.  Tomorrow we fight the wind…..but that is tomorrow!

7 Responses to “Day 5. Thursday, April 19 – Day Off in Corpus Christi, Texas”

  1. David Says:

    That food looks delicious !!!

  2. travis Says:

    Howdy Pardners! The best treatment of utility boxes that I have seen was in Vancouver where they had several painted to mimic the surroundings, e.g. plants, brick walls, fences. Good to see that Emmitt Smith (#22) can still “play”. Back in the saddle.

  3. Carolyn Harris Says:

    Glad weather OK.

  4. bobby Says:

    Great pics

  5. Cheryl Says:

    Hi Have enjoyed your pictures and wish I was there to share the great food you have been eating

  6. Annita West Says:

    We are looking forward to following your adventure. May the winds be on your backs soon. Chuck and Annita

  7. Mary-Ellen Says:

    That seawall is something! WOW!

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