Before I met my fiancé, he was once stationed in Corpus Christi, TX; a place I never thought I’d visit because it was never really spoken highly of. Coincidentally, Shelbie’s grandma (MiMa) lived there so it was a chance to check out his old stomping grounds.
MiMa was a great hostess. She welcomed us into her home with open arms. She had collections of art from her children and grandchildren, butter dishes, artistic crosses, and tiny spoons from across the world. The antique-like collections gave the feel I knew of most grandparent’s homes to have.
After dinner, we took the dolphin and cruised to a bar called, Dewey’s Beer Garden. There were only a handful of people because it was Tuesday, but we didn’t mind at all. This place had pool, giant jenga, a sand volleyball court that turns into the Wednesday night dodge ball court (we went back the next night to check it out), and horse shoes. We made friends with the locals and one of them, Jeff was nice enough to be our host for the rest of the night.
After Dewey’s we cruised to Murdocks. This was just the type of place we loved. There was skee ball, a punching bag, foosball, and basketball. I became a little obsessed with the basketball game as I was SO close to reaching the recorded high score.
After Murdock’s we cruised to the Pelican located on Padre Island. Here, we tried out our amazing yet oh so horrible karaoke skills. As long as we were entertaining it didn’t matter! =)
We found a place in front of the beach to camp out in the dolphin. The next morning we walked the dogs on the beach and cooked out in the parking lot.
Overall, our trip went amazing thanks to the hospitality of our new friend, Jeff. You put Corpus Christi on our map of having a great time!