Destination: Corpus Christi, TX
End of Day Odometer: 175,327 km
Every now and then on these trips, I like to give myself a day to just breathe. Sometimes without the hassle of eating everything within sight. Today was that day, though my relaxing plans of sitting on a beach on the Gulf of Mexico Coastline were thoroughly thwarted by Mother Nature. What I wanted was sunny beaches, what we got was clouds and wind. It was still an interesting beach and a cool experience, hardly what I had in mind when embarking on the trip a week ago though.
The North Padre Island Beach reminded me a bit of Daytona Beach in Florida as it was relatively hard-packed, and you were able to drive the length of it (though it was like lying on concrete if you wanted to do more than that). Had we been in a bit more of a beach-friendly vehicle we probably would have taken a cruise up the beach, but instead we decided to walk off some of those burgers from yesterday. Purely to prepare ourselves for what is to come I’m sure. Birds of all sizes seemed to be perfectly content with the weather situation and were just hanging out on the beach. There was a dead shark lying on the beach as well, hopefully some of the birds we able to chow down before he gets entirely rotten. The circle of life!
Speaking of eating, for supper we headed over to a well-rated Italian restaurant called Luciano’s. I had an excellent lasagna and John had stuffed shells. Due to the mass of cheese atop the plates they both looked about the same. I mean, for all intents and purposes they were the same dish, John’s having the cheese packed in nice little shells and mine laid out with a meat add-on pack. Both were excellent, as was the bruschetta; I’ve never had it with cheese before, but it provided a nice anti-sog protection layer between the tomato and the bread.
Tomorrow we head for the west Texas town of El Paso.
Day 8 Destination: El Paso, TX