True Confessions

Trip Start Mar 15, 2012
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Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort

Flag of United States  , Texas
Saturday, March 24, 2012

I must start this tale by telling you that I have a very real phobia of crossing bridges, especially bridges that go over water, but any bridge can be a challenge, like freeway bridges with sharp turns in a vehicle that's going faster than the speed of light.  So, on our way to the Texas State Aquarium, which I really wanted to go to, we had to cross back over that long, then high, bridge again (the second highest bridge in Texas).  I was determined to stay in the passenger seat this time, instead of running to the back.  John has the GPS set to take us to the Aquarium.  The road sign before the bridge says to take the next exit and I point that out, but the GPS says to go over the bridge.  Much to my dismay, over the bridge we go, only to have to turn around and go back over the bridge to get to the aquarium.  I am a little more than "dewy" by now and to make it worse, I know that when we are done at the Aquarium, we will have to go back over the bridge AGAIN!

Our time at the Aquarium, including the dolphin show, was a lot of fun.  The underwater world just fascinates me.  There are some really cool critters down there.  But, I wouldn't want to meet all of them in the water, like the Parana and the alligators.  For those of you who don't know an alligator has two nostril holes in its skeleton and the crocodile only has one.  Mr. Croc's head is much wider, also. 

After our time underwater, we went to Pier 99 for lunch.  I know Amber, John and Matt would really enjoy this place - very "earthy."  There is a big pier out back with lots of tables and a band playing.  The food was delicious.  John had his first shrimp poor-boy.  Yummy.  I should have gotten one of their shirts with "Life in the Fast Lane is Hard for a Turtle."  Perfect!

On the other side of Corpus Christi we drove across another long bridge to get to Padre Island.  It was extremely windy and the island is very bare with few places to stay.  We drove on to Mustang Island State Park.  The beach there is quite far away from the RV park.  The RV area was in the sun and the wind, so we drove on.  Driving east we finally made it to Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort.  They almost didn't let us in, because our RV was too small, but, at last, they allowed us to stay in their swanky place.  It was nice.

This is a park rather like condo's.  Each space is owned individually and rented by the park when the owners aren't occupying it.  There are several ponds, a nice boardwalk to the beach (over the rattlesnakes that there is a sign warning you about), a great pool area, club house with a big kitchen, a laundry room and individual bathrooms. Parked next to the half million to million dollar huge RV's, we looked like a little gnat.  We still got those friendly Texan waves as we walked by on our way to the beach.
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