July 1, 2013

Road Trip 2013 (Part 1)

Corpus Christi Skyline

Shrimp Boats

We spent and evening watching the Tug Boats bring in huge cargo ships

 The regal U.S. Coast Guard

Each insignia symbolizes a drug interdiction either for Marijuana or Cocaine

Taking the Colors down at sundown (U.S. Coast Guard)

Old Glory blowing in the breeze as the sun lowers in the sky

Because we always need to keep our road trips budget friendly we look for "free" things to do, or things at which we pay a one time entrance fee and try to visit several times ie; the beach.  The nice thing about Corpus Christi is that there ARE many things to do that are "free." For instance watching the Tug Boats steer the massive cargo ships in-(we don't see that here every day,) or a walk along the Bay, or a walk along the pier to check out the shrimp boats and yachts. 

We spent one evening walking along the piers (we did allow a snow cone in the budget-it was rather hot) and watching tug boats-a bonus was the U.S. Coast Guard ship that was moored close by-very cool. We were there right before sundown-so we also watched the Colors saluted, lowered and carefully folded. Makes your heart proud, as we approach the July Fourth Holiday I'm reminded of how lucky I am to be living in the "Home of the Free and the Brave" and what that means for all of us.