Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas In Corpus Christi, TX

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

I hope ya'll have had a splendid day! 

My little Christmas Tree. It traveled rolled in a towel! 

So yes, I made it to Corpus Christi & spent the day here in the RV park. 

It was a really nice day. 

Who knew you could enjoy the company of total strangers?

Well, I did! They did 2 fried turkeys & everyone brought a covered plate. The food was wonderful, I didn't bite into one thing I didn't like! 

It was really nice, I was invited to sit beside Jenni, the park manager. 

She's really friendly & outgoing. 

Everyone loves to gather around her - this is a great park, full of friendly folks from everywhere. 

It's almost embarrassing when someone asks me where I'm from - expecting to hear something Haha! 

I am at the Laguna Shore RV Park in Corpus Christi, actually, I think it may be Flour Bluff, but it still uses a CC address. It's a nice park, quiet & well managed. Very pet friendly too - but one must respect the rules or you might get the boot! 

I've been keeping my guys quiet & they've nearly gone unnoticed - almost. People do see them when I get them out to potty them, but I try hard to manage the dogs to keep them quiet while here. 

I will be leaving on Saturday, heading to Port Aransas. I think I'm going to do some boondocking parking on the beach (with a pass of course), then I won't have to be as strict with my guys. We'll be able to take longer walks & if the others behind make some noise, I'll be where it won't matter so much. And it's not like they'll make a lot of constant noise, but they might fuss a little from time to time while others are taking nice long walks. I just don't feel they can do that so much here as I must keep them quiet here. Which is why I don't stay at many RV parks. I usually prefer to stay at state parks & such instead. But again, it's been nice to spend Christmas Day with like minded folks that are so into the RV thing. Most seem to have pets, so they were discussed a lot today as well. 

 Where I am parked. They put me in a small spot, actually, the only open spot they have in the park. But it's all working out well for me & the dogs. My rig is a 22' rig, so it backed up nicely into this spot. And I have full access to my entry door, thus making it easier to get the dogs in & out - plus some privacy here in the corner too. It's all good! 

                            Ellie's view. 

Across the road from me is the beach, full of seabirds. You can't really walk near the water as it's too boggy. So I took my camera over there yesterday & today for some shots. The problem is, most of the birds are so far away that I have to shoot in full zoom, so I lose a lot of detail. Today was a gray day, which also gave the camera a challenge as it kept losing focus. But I still managed a lot of pics anyhow. 

You can see Padre Island across the waters. This shot was taken with my camera's 60x full zoom. 

Above are some beach shots. As you can see, you can't really walk on this beach near the water. It's too boggy & well, you probably would not want to wear it's odor either! You don't really hear the water wake & such here like you do at most beaches. It's been too cold to walk over there in the evenings to see how far the water comes in, but today, I got an idea of how far it must come in due to the standing water pools that were still visible. The seabirds don't mind though...

The beach is also full of deer tracks, so I guess they come in at night there. There's also a lot of dog, possibly coyote tracks as well. But definite dog since a lot of the people here like to take their dogs over there & let them loose for some play time. Unfortunately, I can't do that with mine! It's too risky for my guys, they might just take off & leave! 

I'll share some of the bird pics with ya'll tomorrow since I've already loaded a lot of pics in today's post. 

Again, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas day. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!! 


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Just saw Birdie's picture on the card beautiful!
    Glad you are out and about. I know exactly what you mean about the's a challenge with 4 finding places. I hope you have great weather!

    1. Thanks. It feels good to be out for awhile! So far, so good with the dogs, but I can't wait to hit the beach where they can be real dogs for a few days!

  2. Good looking spot,merry Christmas!

  3. So glad to hear you had a nice day. Strangers are just friends we haven't met yet. It's a pain to travel with our two little ones at times. Can't imagine the challenge of four of them by myself.

    1. Well put - strangers are just friends we've not met yet. I like it!

  4. Merry Christmas!! glad you're out having some fun.

    1. Thanks Mary -- hope life is treating you well these days. Merry Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas!! glad you're out having some fun.

  6. I was in that same exact spot at that RV park in March of 2012.. It was pretty dry so I walked around that area. I also turned right out of the park and walked down the road for about 2-3 blocks and ended up at a marina with a restaurant.

    1. Oh that's funny Teri! I wanted to take a bike ride today, but it was cold & drizzly. Rained for awhile there, so I got my laundry done instead. Lunch there sounds like it could have been great. I check out on Sat morn, then head for Port A.

  7. Merry Christmas, Cyn... I am shocked! shocked I say! to read that you are really and truly going to the GTG??? wth ... no freakin kidding...

    How cool is that! Depending on the kids, I might make it down ... dunno yet ~ so many ifs ...

    Merry Christmas ... glad you're out and about ... I sure am. here's a big YAY!

    1. It would be great if you can make it! I probably won't be there very long. The only reason I broke away is because I'm in limbo waiting for more approval for therapy. So I made a quick break for it. It would be really great if you can make it! let me know, ok?


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