Feb 10, 2012

First two days of Port Aransas!!

We are here ... it's almost surreal..
           We have been soaking every moment up and totally enjoying moving into a house (for a whole month), even Enya was excited!! She made one of the lovely couches her new bed instantly. The place is super cute and a true beach cottage. The owner is an artist and his artwork is in every room (comfortable and inviting). The kitchen is super (we love to cook) and there is a large screened in porch for relaxing and barbecuing. The first thing we did was to hit the local fish market and grocery store (then the liquor store of course)!! We bought large shrimp, blue crab, and ahi!!! We also bought some fresh papaya for margaritas!
It rained the first day and the next morning but by this afternoon it started to clear. The good news is that the rain is clearing off the red tide which has hammered the fish and aquatic life for two years now. We took some pics of dead jelly fish that had just rolled up on the  shoreline  (and of course granny Annie started collecting shells for everyone).
We hit two working galleries in town and had a blast buying gifts and visiting. The ceramic gallery owner had lived in Missoula for many years and we hit it off right away. She mentioned we should hit a local pub for live music and beer so off we went!! The little gal Carol Williams was from Nashville and what a wonderful voice and story teller. Tonite we sit here full of ahi tuna and spinach noodles... completely happy with life and thinking of our loved ones

wishing we could pack them all up and bring them here with us.

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