Blue Paradise

Blue for the water, blue for the sky.  We love our new home in Corpus Christi, Texas and are amazed that more people don’t flock here.  We have been all up and down the Texas coast and this is our favorite spot.  We like the attractions and amenities of the big city combined with the beauty of the bayfront.  The small towns didn’t quite do it for us.

Now that we’re getting settled in we are having fun exploring the area’s activities and restaurants and meeting lots of great people.  Our new friend and local artist, Louis Garcia, invited us to a wine and cheese reception at the Art Center of Corpus Christi at 100 North Shoreline Blvd. yesterday.  So much beauty to behold!  And we really enjoyed talking to the artists about their work.

Louis Garcia with his painting "Duilia"

Another great art opportunity is “Art for the ARK”, hosted by Louis Garcia and supported by friends of the ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep), to be held at Coffee Waves, 1007 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas, Texas.  There will be a reception on June 30, 2011, 5-7pm, where you can meet the artists and Tony Amos, the director of the ARK.  The artists have donated an original piece of their art to benefit the ARK.  The art will be for sale June 30 – July 4, 2011.

We have been to art museums and galleries all over the world but they’ve mostly been in big cities surrounded by more large buildings.  This is the first time we had the pleasure of walking out the door of the Art Center and sauntering down the seawall to drink iced tea at a great little place called, of course, Seawall Food & Spirits.  It is situated on McGee Beach and is a fabulous place for sitting and staring at the water while all your stresses and anxieties seep out of you and disappear into the sea breeze.  They serve a variety of food and beverages, including alcohol, so everyone can find something to fit their preference.  The owners, Howard and Tami Ulrick, are delightful people with many years of restaurant experience. They are open, I believe, from 10am – 10pm.  So if you’re not a daytime, hot sun beach bunny, then you can come in the evening when it’s cooled down and enjoy two tranquilizers – margaritas and blue paradise.

"Seawall Food & Spirits" at McGee Beach on Shoreline Blvd.


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