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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mustang Island - Port Aransas

Been a long time since I posted, but we have been busy with several different projects. One of them is the laying of sod in the backyard. But before that happens (or happened) we took a trip to Mustang Island on the Texas Gulf Coast.
This was our annual winter/spring trip and instead of leaving the State like we have for the last couple of years, we decided just to visit the Texas Gulf Coast. Mustang Island is located in the area of Corpus Christi. If you look out in the gulf from Corpus Christi, you can almost see Mustang Island. Port Aransas is on the very end of Mustang Island, the far end, across the bay from Aransas Pass.
The RV Resort we chose we had visited but never stayed in a couple years prior.

Some friends of ours have stayed here in the past and not only recommended it, they joined us for this week long trip.
The resort, Gulf Waters RV Resort, is a condominium resort, where most of the spaces are owned, and then rented when the owners are not present.

A large number of the spaces or lots are centered around ponds, thus giving the owner or renter a pleasant "out the front window" view of water, greenery and birds. The lots are all concrete, paved roads and the "developed" sites feature things like tables, benches, outdoor cooking areas and many other options. The Resort also has the usual amenities like a swimming pool, spa, laundry and shower facilities. The beach is just a short walk across a wooden "boardwalk." Here you have several miles of beach which you can drive on or walk on.
One of our travelling companions and I even got a chance to play a round of golf at an Arnold Palmer designed course (Newport Dunes) on the Island. Very beautiful course with lots of water and bunkers. A trip to the King Ranch Museum in Kingsville was also accomplished. The museum does a great job in providing the history of the ranch and its impact on the local area.

Since Corpus Christi/Mustang Island is almost 600 miles south of Lubbock, we spent one night in San Antonio on the way down, where we made a short visit to the river walk, and spent one night on the way back in Fredericksburg, where we visited the downtown area and had terrific German food.

We plan on returning to all three locations to spend some time in the future.

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