Location: Port Aransas, TX (High 61, Low 53)
I found running on the beach to be a little challenging. Although the sand is pretty well packed down, it’s still very different from running on pavement. I would like to try it again when there isn’t a cold north wind blowing in our faces so we can see what kind of a difference that makes.
After coming back from our run and showering, we headed out to take a drive to Aransas Pass. This was our first time taking the ferry between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass. The ferries are relatively small, but there are so many of them there is very little wait.
Both going and coming we were right in the front of our row, which was very cool.
The ferry ride was maybe ten minutes, tops. I kept my eyes peeled for dolphins, but didn’t see any.
Then it was just a short drive of about seven miles to Aransas Pass.
Our first destination was a restaurant called the Butter Churn. Yum. They had a great (and reasonably priced) lunch buffet that we really enjoyed. Fried chicken, all kinds of salad fixings, mashed potatoes with gravy, mac n cheese, and a huge variety of veggies, just to mention some of the items we enjoyed. And cherry cobbler for dessert.
Once sufficiently fortified, we headed to the Walmart to do some grocery shopping. We didn’t realize when we made plans to come here for the month of March that this area is a big destination spot for spring break. It’s even on the town calendar, and it’s next week.
We’ve been told that the week will be crazy, with traffic galore and everything packed. So we stocked up on enough food today so that we can pretty much stay put next week.
The really great thing about this place is the convenient access to the beach and our wonderful outside living area, which we are able to enjoy without having to even drive anywhere. So we are just hoping for a week of great weather where we will be able to relax outside and enjoy.