Corpus Christi...Sparking City by the Sea

Corpus Christi Marina
Corpus Christi Marina
Our beach on a clear day
Our beach on a clear day
This is the U.S.S Lexington that I was talking about, it looks real pretty at night.
This is the U.S.S Lexington that I was talking about, it looks real pretty at night.
city at sunset
city at sunset
Where the lights are is the restaurant right on the water.
Where the lights are is the restaurant right on the water.

 

This hub is basically where I live. I live in Texas; more specifically I live in Corpus Christi, Texas. Right along the coastline; I love it here and always have, although I did move away when I first married my ex-husband and only after raising my kids and sending them off to college did I come back with my new husband of 8 years (we are still on our honeymoon lol).

I have always loved it here in Corpus because there is always so much to do here. If you love the water then this is the place for you. We live right by Padre Island where the beach is and during the summer months, that is where you will find us every chance we get. My husband is from Russia so he loves the climate here, even the 100 degree weather that we inevitably get during the summer months. He actually has a skin condition that the sun makes better for him, so he loves the summer months, he always feels better.  He hasn’t had to endure any hurricanes yet so he still likes it here.

There are plenty of seafood places to go here such as Joe’s Crab Shack and Blackbeard’s and of course Captain Jack’s right on the water. If you are ever in Corpus then you must visit these places because you can’t get better seafood in Texas in my humble opinion.

We have an area here in Corpus Christi called Ocean Drive where all the skyscrapers from downtown are visible and it is right by the water. You will always see many people walking along the sidewalk on a nice day, which is usually every day, although this winter seems to be the coldest for many years, I don’t know what is going on. On the same walkway there is a monument to Selena the Spanish singer that was killed a few years back and of course Farrah Fawcett was from Corpus Christi as well. I think that her father still lives here in Corpus Christi, but don’t quote me on that.

There is quite a lot of Hispanics here and a lot of Tejano music and plenty of Tejano festivals as well, thay are always a lot of fun to go to. I love this culture in our city and state and to me there isn’t a culture like this anywhere else in Texas. Corpus Christi is like no other city.

We also have the air craft carrier the Lexington here, of course it has been retired for many years but you can take a tour on it and when they light it up at night on the water it looks very nice. I have included some pictures so that you can see where I live and I hope you enjoy it. I know that Corpus Christi isn’t the most glamorous place to live but it is where I have called home for a long time. Hope you have enjoyed my pictures.

Night time by the coast
Night time by the coast

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amillar 6 years ago from Scotland, UK

Lucky Lady. Lovely place.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Amillar come visit anytime.


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Omg the night time view by the coast is amazin, I am packin my suitcase, get yer spare room ready ; )


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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales

I wrote about Corpus in one of my books. I've never been there but I researched it and found it to be a special place for my young hero to be. Thanks for bringing back the memories.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

scarytaff thanks for reading. I love my city and it is a special place if you can live with the hurricanes lol. Whats the name of your book?


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hey Lady in Red, I grew up in Victoria, just up the coast from you where my Dad and brothers would sit on the rocks, reach down, pick off an oyster, open and put a little Tabasco on it and down it would go. I always remembered the little sliding scale melody it would make going down--it made the same melody the first and last time I tried it and in reverse on the way back up. =:)

Your city looks lovely, I will have to visit when I go back.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I visited Corpus about a year ago and had a good time visiting Padre Island, the USS Lexington and other attractions. Your article makes me wanna visit again.


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Capt Cheddar 6 years ago from Texas

Ahoy! Corpus be a fine haven for water weary Pirates lookin' for harbor. It be one of me favorites (maybe because it be so close to Port A).


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Capt Cheddar I do believe you are probably correct mate. Cheers and arrghhhhh!!!


Dennis 5 years ago

When I went to Corpus, I stayed at the Sea Shell Inn. It was right on the beach and real close to the Lexington and Aquarium

Lovely photos by the way!


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Dennis Im glad you enjoyed your stay. The hotels by the beach where you can see the Lexington are really nice, especially at night when you can see the ship all lit up close....thanks for stopping by, cheers.

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