We took off for a quick road trip to the gulf. Our first destination was Lake Corpus Christi State Park (no photo's taken) but we stopped to have a picnic lunch and to swim in the cool lake. Nice!
Afterwards we arrived in Corpus Christi, and crossed the bridge over the ocean that leads to Mustang Island.
Due to severe drought, the beach was very sandy and treacherous for driving, not to mention windy. With care, we parked on the beach after paying for our campsite. We pitched our tent behind the dunes and headed for some sun and sand.
Man of war jellyfish.
Near the dunes, the sand was so soft and thick, we sank like we were walking in snow.
Back at camp, we started dinner...
After dark, we took our flashlights and walked the beach, catching crabs.
Breakfast outdoors taste the best!
Bold and beautiful birds!
We packed and left this morning and drove through Aransas Pass, stopping at another beach. If you look closely, you can see a lady doing stretches on the surf.
Driving through the island...
Taking the ferry across to the mainland...
Heading back home, we stopped at Choke Canyon South Beach State Park... To be honest, I was shocked at the size of the lake. We had to drive through some small towns off the beaten path to get here and I never realized this state park existed. Thanks to Texas Highways, we've learned to watch for those brown Texas state park signs!
This lake was like looking across the ocean. Driving several miles down the road, we visited another state park, Choke Canyon Callahans, which shared the same lake. Beautiful!
Alligators at both state parks...
This is definitely not a good place to swim..
The fish here are HUGE. We spied this catfish head. While peering over "gatorville" we noticed large shapes swimming in the distance. Taking binoculars, Alan realized they were FINS, not gators that were swimming around. The fish were massive.
If you are looking for a great place to fish, swim (they have designated beaches) and gator hunt, visit these state parks!
It was a great mini road trip. Only used up 1 and a half tanks of gas. Time to renew our Texas State Park pass and plan our next trip! Gotta love Texas!