We were a little later getting into Austin due to our stop in MW and still hit a traffic jam on I-35. Catherine and Craig had a wonderful supper ready for us and lots of good visiting time. My niece, Nina, was there making pesto with Catherine. Nina is in college at UT. She has a spot on a radio station whose motto is "None of the hits all of the time." She told some fun stories in her quiet, easy going way. We did not get to see my nephew, Adam, but we heard he is doing well, working, and going to school. Hopefully, we will get to see him at Thanksgiving. I have always said that if you want some fun, look my brother up when you get to Austin. Now he has Catherine to make things even more fun. They make a great team.
We left Austin after a wonderful breakfast of migas and some sort of special coffee at a nearby cafe. Catherine will have to comment and tell us what the coffee was and where we were, because I am not sure how to spell Curra's. We got to CC in the heat of the day, changed into our "hoochiefied" clothes and hit the beach. We walked the beach and then out onto a narrow jetty. I made friends with several homeless folks - Jesse had her camera so you will have to wait for those pics. As for the story, well, lets just say I must have the sort of face that says, "You can talk to me - I'm easy." We found another vacuum cleaner (photo later) in the sand of the bay for another photo op. When Toby got off work about 3 PM, and he joined us on the beach. We found this replica of the Nina docked at the bay in CC. Then we went to find the 99 cent margaritas that Jesse had read about in some brochure. The margarita place was on the beach overlooking the Lexington (more photo ops). We had some boiled shrimp and a few margaritas. We probably should have stayed there for supper since the food being served looked pretty good, but we decided to head to Blackbeard's for supper and more adventure. There had been a Blackbeard's in South Padre that we used to frequent when we lived in McAllen. It was a great place to eat. The Blackbeard's in CC turned out to be not so good. The food was just bad. It was such a disappointment. After dinner, we headed back to the beach - North Padre this time - for a stroll while the sun set and the moon came up - wonderful evening.
I will post the rest of the story later. I need to be moving around this morning to get ready to babysit GBN1 today. But know that we had a great time and got home safely last night. We hit a strong headwind as we came in to WF. The north wind was pretty rough as if to say we should turn around and head back to South Texas.