Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Port Aransas: Day Four, Beachin' it

We spent our fourth day in Port A hanging out on the beach.

Caleb loved the laughing gulls. These guys were all over the beach and they would come up pretty close if you had food. 

This boy wore himself out every single day. He had a blast.

The boys had so much fun throwing a ball into the waves and watching it get washed back to shore.

That is our condo. Right on the beach folks. So nice.

With my boys. 

Caleb and Benjamin loved eating at the bar in our condo. 

Stay tuned...only a couple of days left!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Port Aransas: Day Three, Texas State Aquarium

We made a trip into Corpus Christi on day 3 so we could go to the Texas State Aquarium.

Checking out the stingray.

Caleb was so excited because he got to see a Roseate Spoonbill and a White Ibis in person.

The boys really enjoyed the dolphins.

Intently watching the animal show.

A serval. A super cool cat. 

After a fun-filled day at the aquarium, we headed back to Port A to eat and visit some of the piers. 

We were hoping to see some of the boats coming in from fishing trips but no such luck.

We did get to see some huge ships pass though. There were several dolphins jumping and playing all around this ship.

You can just barely see a dolphin fin sticking out of the water here. 


Port Aransas: Day Two, Hitting the town

For our second day in Port A we took a break from the sand and went into town for some shopping and food.

First things first....a cup of coffee on the balcony. Ahhh...

Benjamin's number one priority was getting shells. That's all he wanted. He was in heaven with all the shell choices in town.

Caleb checking out a hermit crab. 

A must stop photo spot. I think there is a law that you take a picture in the mouth of the shark. You just have to. 

They had these photo cutouts all over town.

Our first meal out was at Virginia's. This restaurant is right on the bay so you get a nice view while you chow down.

Sportin' his new Port A hat and shark tooth necklace that he picked out.

Our view from the table.

We got to watch several boats coming in and going out.

After a day in town, we had to have a quick afternoon swim at the beach.

That's a wrap for Day 2 of our Port Aransas fun. Stay tuned....

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Port Aransas: Day One, Hitting the beach

For our first full day in Port A we did the obvious thing....we went to the beach! Having a condo on the beach is the way to go folks.

When we started planning this trip, we knew that we needed a plan for getting Caleb to and from the beach. Wheelchairs + Sand = No bueno. We bought this collapsible wagon and it worked great! We were able to get Caleb to and from the beach without much trouble. It struggled a little in the really dry sand but once you got to the main part of the beach it was smooth rolling. Absolutely worth the money.

We really lucked out during our entire stay. The beach was never crowded at all. It was also very clean. I've heard that there is often a lot of seaweed along the coast but we didn't see any at all during our stay. It was squeaky clean.

Looking for shells.

You can see how crowded it was.

Caleb is trying to sneak up on a laughing gull. He wasn't successful. 

Finding critters in the sand.

Our first day on the beach was a huge hit. We had a blast exploring the sand for shells. 

This was probably my most favorite thing about the beach. Each wave would expose hundreds of tiny shells. They would disappear almost as fast as they appeared, as the critters living inside would quickly burrow back into the sand. I never grew tired of watching them. 

After a full day in the sun, we headed into town for some snow cones.

Benjamin got new freckles during our trip. We call them his "Port Aransas freckles".

We had a blast our first day at the beach. Stay tuned for more Port Aransas fun.

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