Mother, Mother Ocean: Pure Leisure On Texas’ Gulf Coast

August 1st. Really? August, already? Wow. Seems like I just took down the Christmas tree and cleared out the cobwebs from St. Patrick’s Day. What just happened?

Summer is definitely flyin’ by, as is 2012, overall, so today’s a great reminder to make the most of every minute of leisure that we can possibly squeeze in to our hectic daily routines. Recharge the batteries and clear the mind for the remainder of the year.

That said, for anyone in the audience here in Central Texas, I recommend a fun-filled getaway and quick little road trip down to the Texas Gulf Coast. Under four hours to the Gulf from greater Austin and a surprisingly easy drive. Personally, when I head south, I prefer the areas in and around Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Mustang Island and North Padre Island.

Nothing like the vision of the open waters, the sound of the rolling surf, the smell of the salt-sea air and the freedom of endless expanses of beach.

If you make it happen and can find your way down to the coast, I’ll toss out a few of my personal faves – Snoopy’s Pier on the causeway in between Corpus and North Padre, the Beach Lodge on Mustang Island in Port Aransas (one of the better beach bars on the planet) and both Pier 99 and the U.S.S. Lexington Naval Aircraft Carrier and Museum, just a stone’s throw from downtown Corpus on the bay.

With Back-To-School ads already in full gear and the thought of Summer passing us by, there’s no better time than right now to take advantage of a lil’ sunshine, relaxation on the water, toes in the sand, refreshing boat drinks and the luxury of living in close proximity to the Gulf.

Pack up and head South, my friends!


Snoopy’s Pier

Beach Lodge – Port Aransas

Pier 99

U.S.S. Lexington

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