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February 20th 2012
Published: February 21st 2012
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Sunrise from balconySunrise from balconySunrise from balcony

From our sunrise greeting.
(Some of you have told me that you never realized that there are additional photos on most all the blogs. You must click on the first picture, it will enlarge , and the you will be able to click on the arrow under the picture pointing to the right to go to the next photo. There are 34 photos in this posting. ENJOY!)

We've been here at Corpus Christi, Texas, for 6 weeks and we have 2 to go. I am making one blog to cover these last 6 weeks. It covers some of the main things I've seen , or see regularly.

Every day I start out with a nice walk about sunrise. This walk is usually from 2 1/2 miles up to 6 miles. I always have a camera with me and many of these pictures are taken at that time. Most frequently I walk the beach and the surrounding bay area. Other pictures are from places we travel to in CC (Corpus Christi) or surrounding areas. Since one of our pastimes is bird watching and taking pictures of them, the last blog I posted was devoted entirely to that subject. We've enjoyed
Sunrise from balcony 2Sunrise from balcony 2Sunrise from balcony 2

Every sunrise is different
our time here in TX and realize that this state is huge and we have not seen, or will see, nearly all of it.

I plan only one more blog which will cover our trip home and conclusions for Snowbirding 102. I will notify all of those on my blog list when this final blog for this winter has been posted.

Additional photos below
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Sunrise from balcony 3Sunrise from balcony 3
Sunrise from balcony 3

What a great way to start the day.
Villa del solVilla del sol
Villa del sol

Our home for January and February.
Corpus Christi, the bay, & LexingtonCorpus Christi, the bay, & Lexington
Corpus Christi, the bay, & Lexington

Our condo is just to my right. I walk this beach every day.
North Beach CCNorth Beach CC
North Beach CC

Looking south along North Beach.
North Beach CC 2North Beach CC 2
North Beach CC 2

Looking north along North Beach.
Corpus Christi Bay in front of our condoCorpus Christi Bay in front of our condo
Corpus Christi Bay in front of our condo

My beach walk...sand, shells, and beautiful water.
Kite boarding on our beachKite boarding on our beach
Kite boarding on our beach

They love it when the wind blows hard. You can see him catching some air here.
tug and bargetug and barge
tug and barge

CC industrial port is very busy, with tankers, barges, tugs, etc, always going and coming.
storm a-brew-instorm a-brew-in
storm a-brew-in

Sometimes the photograper gets lucky. I was watching this huge tanker coming in while on the south jetty, escorted by 2 tugs, and a big weather front was coming right at me. There was just enough light to let me take this picture before scouring off the jetty and get back to land.
view from top of CC bridgeview from top of CC bridge
view from top of CC bridge

Two different days I walked over the CC bridge. This view is out towards the bay with the aquarium directly in front of me and the Lexington in the background.
Sunset behind CC bridgeSunset behind CC bridge
Sunset behind CC bridge

Another jetty photo.
CC bridge at nightCC bridge at night
CC bridge at night

The city has placed hundreds of light strips on the bridge and at night a computer runs a continually changing light show.
Flight deck from Lexington bridgeFlight deck from Lexington bridge
Flight deck from Lexington bridge

What the captain of the Lexington would see when looking from the bridge to the flight deck....except for the modern day fighters.
Careful, it will eat youCareful, it will eat you
Careful, it will eat you

One of the many gulf coast souvenir stores....but this one has a novel entrance...
Texas born, Texas proudTexas born, Texas proud
Texas born, Texas proud

I put this photo in because it shows some "Texas Pride". Seems like wherever you go, you find Texans of any age in cowboy boots.
Cactus colorCactus color
Cactus color

Spring comes early here.

24th February 2012

Very good pictures of the Corpus Christi Area.

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