I think we may have saved our best day in Corpus Christi for last! We didn’t do much other than spend the afternoon by the bay…but we both love being near the water so it was perfect! We could have stood a little more sunshine but otherwise it was great!
We started by having lunch at the only 2-story Whataburger, which has a great view of Corpus Christi Bay. Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi in 1950 by Harmon Dobson. We both enjoy a Whataburger burger so it was a ‘no brainer’ that we visit this particular store.
Whataburger by the bay
Michael rubbing elbows with Harmon Dobson, founder of Whataburger
The view from the roof-top patio
After lunch we headed over to the harbor hoping to see some ships come in.
We drove by Whataburger field….reminding us that our first baseball Spring Training game is in 50 days!
From below the Harbor Bridge we had a great view of the USS Lexington
Although….we had to hop a small barrier to get there
But don’t worry…Harbor security told us to do it!
From beneath the bridge we could see people walking on a pier near the USS Lexington so we decided to head over that way and check it out since NO boats or ships were moving in the bay.
As we headed to the other side of the bay we passed by a building that we’d gone by several times…that I fell in love with. It’s just beautiful but has, sadly, fallen into disrepair. I sure hope that someone will restore it and bring it back to its former glory. *I did a little research & found that is the old Nueces County Courthouse built in 1914.
Can you believe it?? We we on the other side of the harbor for an hour or so and NO boats moved….we leave and as we arrive on the other side a barge and 2 other boats sail by!
The fishing pier was narrow and in need of repair.
The view of the USS Lexington from the end of the pier
Michael waving down a passing boat
For chicken me…this was a perilous adventure! Yikes!
A windy day does wonders for this crazy hair of mine!
After our perilous journey to the end of the pier we headed over to a beach area in front of the USS Lexington. (We decided that the next time we’re in Corpus we’ll visit the USS Lexington, Texas Aquarium and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & Industry – all in this area)
Michael being the male that he is…had to play with the big guns
…and the torpedos
I, on the other hand, had to play in the water!
Love dipping my toes in the water!
Then I saw something floating in the water. A plastic bag perhaps?
it soon started taking shape…
Can you tell what it is?
Sadly, this poor guy didn’t have as good of a day as we did.
We ended the day by attending mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, a small church just across the harbor bridge. We were surprised at how beautiful it was on the inside, tall stained glass windows line both sides of the narrow church. We’ve been very lax in attending church and our New Years resolution for 2013 was to go to church more…so far we’re 2 for 2!
You can see the Harbor Bridge in the background
This is the site we were blessed with when we left church