As I mentioned in an earlier post, we broke down in Corpus Christi. My first thought was that the transmission had gone, but after thinking it over in my head some more I realized it was probably just an axle. So after a two night stay we were back on the road again, and only a few hundred dollars more poor.
|This really is a big state to drive across.|
The first night in town we stayed in the most terrible hotel possible. A tiny little Motel 6 just off the freeway. Really it was bad. Just, so bad. I couldn't stay another night there, nor could I let my wife stay there. We ended up switching to a Travelodge which for the fifty dollar a night price, I don't think you could beat. It was so much better.
The week passed without too much eventful. There was a little learning curve with the new companies and the way they wanted things done. The guys took us out to dinner twice which was really nice, and Brea might have started crying when I told her they were taking us to Johnny Carino's and she could get some lobster ravioli. They were really nice to us and tried to talk to Brea a little so she felt included which I really appreciated.
We went out for dinner one of the nights we were there, probably Saturday, and decided to try a little restaurant down on the beach that had pretty good reviews. The hostess was terrible and there were a lot of people waiting. There were mostly big tables though so a guy asked if we wanted to sit with them. Brea said it would be okay, and I figured it would either be nice company or a nice story so we said yes.
The food was alright though not wonderful (except the shrimp). We did however get to see drunk ladies dance to the not very good band which is always fun. And really it was nice to eat with that couple. They were far enough away that we really could stay to ourselves, but we also got to talk a little with them, and they were pretty cool. And it was a little fun to eat dinner with some strangers.
|Yep, we made them take a picture of us kissing.|
|Our new pals.|
|Delicious. The donuts were pretty good too.|
|The sea turtles were really cool. The other ones stared at you wherever you went.|
|The dolphins were so cool.|
|That smile made it all worth it. Even if it was crazy windy.|
|Wrestle gators my foot.|
|The only thing with bigger eyes than my wife and sister.|
|Blue Bell at the aquarium, how great is this place?|
|Some pretty decent brisket and ribs.|
|I look like such a creeper in this pic. Good thing she looks good.|
|Of course we had to take at least one picture kissing on the beach. Or two. Or three.|
|Hey I slept on that ship!! Probably the same year Brea was born....|
|We were on the beach, alright? No making fun of me for having my jeans rolled up.|
|Maybe a titch racist?|
|You're even Texas proud in the bathroom.|
And you see the "Get Busy!" sign? Ha ha.
|Our vegetarian cuisine. And yes, the place was full of dirty hippies and granolas.|
|Funny to shop here again.|
|You know you're in Texas when they have smokers in front of the grocery stores.|