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our weekend adventure

Through poor planning on our part, or as Josiah likes to say, “Because of a slight mishap at home involving my parents”, we found ourselves spread all over this weekend. Carl, Christian and Gabriel went on a Boy Scout camp out. And Josiah needed to got to Boy Scout training for a camp he is on staff with this Spring Break. The training was in Corpus Christi so we woke up at 5am on Saturday and headed that way. After dropping Josiah off, we ran a few errands and then went to sea wall.

Corpus Christi is a pretty neat city, although I am a little biased since it’s my home town. It sits on the Gulf of Mexico and Padre Island is its barrier island and it has a bay. The downtown area is built along the bay. Along the bay, there’s a marina and a very long sea wall (or boardwalk).

In 1993, the city became the resting place for La Nina, La Pinta and La Santa Maria – these are replicas of the original 1492 ships. They were built by the Spanish government and sailed to the US in 1992. They toured the States and are now permenently reside in Corpus Christi. La Nina suffered some damage a while back and is now in the marina getting restored. The other two are at the museum. It was fun talking to the guys working on La Nina and fun hearing Benjamin inform his brothers of the facts.

There’s also a small beach area and so we walked along the water and Benjamin found some barnacles to bring home. The water was cold! The kids didn’t mind but I decided not to get wet.

We saw a couple using a cast net to catch some bait and so there were stories of me and my sibling using seine nets to catch shrimp with my dad. Stories that involved losing shoes in the muck, falling and ultimately loosing the catch and having to do it all again – this time with no shoes.

There’s something so very relaxing about being at the beach. No one is really in a hurry, even the people jogging along the sea wall don’t seem to be in too much of a hurry. It made me think of our friends from the RV park and my desire to work with diligence and yet not hurry. It’s a hard balance for me.

And so while there was so much that could have happened on our goal list this weekend I’m so happy that poor planning brought about just what this mama needed to remember to not be in such a hurry.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Friday 20th of January 2012

Rachel: They are really cool ships. You can actually go on the ones at the museum.

Patty: We really should take advantage more of the beach, sometimes we just get so busy visiting family that it doesn't happen.


Thursday 19th of January 2012

Sure wish I lived closer to water. We love jumping in the car and hitting the road.

Rachel E.

Wednesday 18th of January 2012

It looks like a fun excursion. I would really enjoy seeing those ships. I love history and the kids like to get out to the beach. COld or not!