Of course the truck needed some tender loving care, (translation a turn signal short that I couldn’t find), so we dropped it off at the Chevy dealer, before heading on to Mustang Island State Park. Eating lunch at Port Aransas it was a short drive to one of our favorite places.
Grabbing our cameras and hats, we headed down the beach and we were sure overdressed! Beach goers must have thought us crazy but it had been cold that morning so we were okay. The tide was coming in and it wasn’t a great time for shelling but it’s always a good time on the beach and so we strolled toward the jetties.
Laughing gulls begged for food, as willets and sanderlings ignored us in their own search for sustenance. Four jets took off at the nearby naval station and entertained us with their acrobatics. They were the Navy’s Blue Angels and were practicing for this weekend’s Air show.
Approaching the south jetty, I walked out and watched as two fishermen fought the strong surf. We hadn’t brought our own poles and it was a good thing as the fishing conditions were almost impossible. They never did catch anything but the surf had brought the local surfers and moving to the north jetty we watched them make their short runs.
What you do with your live depends a lot on where you were when you grew up, and I watched the surfers with a bit of jealousy. Still I had been in the right place and right time to learn to rock climb and you just don’t have enough time in life to do everything you want to.
Returning to the truck the dealership called and told us they had found the short in the side mirror. I have replaced the mirror already and so when they gave me the option of bypassing it and saving six hundred dollars, I chose the less expensive option.
It was a great day at the beach, isn’t it always, and we returned home. We are planning on heading north on Saturday, starting our slow journey back to our summer base camp. The reports are that the bears are out of their dens and we do have a camping trip to Yellowstone planned, now if the snow will hurry up and melt! Clear skies