Thursday, October 23, 2008

Port Aransas

We've been having a blast on our vacation with Jim and Nancy. We stayed in Port Aransas through Tuesday and explored the town. One of the interesting and historical places there is the Tarpon Inn. When an angler catches a large Tarpon they put the information on one of the scales and it gets nailed to the wall. The inn has been there for 133 years (if I have my facts right, and that is not always the case). And had some famous anglers over the years.

Tarpon at Tarpon Inn

Front Porch at Tarpon Inn
Franklin D. Roosevelt - 77 lbs - May 8, 1937

Wall of Scales at Tarpon Inn

Port Aransas has beautiful water. You can actually see into the water, unlike home in Clear Lake. We saw many dolphins swimming in the marina and one of the other really cool things we saw at the City Marina in Port A were some Sea Turtles. We were so excited to see them right there swimming around the boats.

We left Port Aranas on Tuesday and had a quick motor over to spend the day in Rockport

Lydia Ann Lighthouse in the Lydia Ann Channel on the way to Rockport

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ~Robert Orben

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Port A is one of my favorite Texas ports of call. I forgot about the sea turtles in the marina until I saw your pictures!