Thursday, July 30, 2015

Port Aransas: Day Five, Last Day

We tried to squeeze as much fun as possible into our last day at Port A. We hit the beach that morning and had the best beach day of our entire visit.

Ahh...one last cup of coffee on the balcony. I really need an ocean in my backyard. 

We practically had the beach to ourselves.


This kid cracks me up with his snorkel goggles. 




He's part fish or something. 

Seriously, he barely come up for air.

Looking at the shells he collected. He was so proud of his collection.

Benjamin found 2 living sand dollars. I couldn't believe it. I've never seen anything like it.

The back of the sand dollars. Did you know these are actually a type of sea urchin?

We also found a ton of hermit crabs our last day. The boys were so excited. We hadn't seen a crab all week so we were tickled to find so many.

We probably found at least 20 crabs. We watched them for a little while and then put them back to the water. 

Sandpiper.

Laughing gull and Sandpiper. 

After a few hours of beachin' fun, we got cleaned up and headed to town for one last dinner out.

Name that movie.

Caleb's foot long corn dog.

My boys.

That's it! A full week of Port A fun. We had an amazing time and we are so thankful that we had the opportunity to go. We just may have to make this an annual trip.

In case you missed it, or just want to relive our Port A experience, here are all the Port A posts.


Port Aransas: Day Five, Bird watchin' and Alligator spottin'

Apparently the coast is the place to be for hard-core bird lovers. We went to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center for a guided bird tour.


We were on the look-out for gators.

Not the gator we were hoping to see.

The center was fully accessible which was so nice. 


A Purple Gallinule.
Caleb was so excited. He knew exactly what this bird was the moment he saw it. He's never seen it in person, only in his bird books. 

We also got to see Roseate Spoonbills and White Ibis.



An American Coot with her babies. Caleb was beside himself over this. He loved seeing all of these birds. He impressed some of the hard-core bird lovers that were on the tour with his bird knowledge.


We actually did see an alligator in the wild. It was so cool.

This guy was right below our feet. We could have touched him...but we didn't. Obviously.

After our birding tour, we headed into town for shopping, lunch, and ice cream.

Can you find daddy?


Playing pool after lunch.

We ended our day with a quick swim in the condo pool.


Stay tuned...only one more day left!!

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. 


Ahh....



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