Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 18 – Aransas Pass, TX – Gulf Coast / Rio Grande Trip

No Travel Mileage Today

This past summer we traveled through Utah, Idaho and Montana. As we made our way through each state the rain followed us. Each state had been in a drought for several years. However, we bought enough rain that all three states declared an end to their droughts while we were there. Well guess what? On  the local news last night, we heard the area of Texas that we are in declared an end to their drought.  I wonder if we might be able to get paid for ending droughts.

Today was overcast and somewhat chilly. We drove to Aransas Pass  and checked out several sea food shops. The shrimp in all the shops were several dollars more per pound then the the shrimp boat so we passed on purchasing more shrimp. The shops advertised crabs but the crabs are out of season so no crabs. The local crabs are the blue crabs. There was a small sea food restaurant by the last sea food shop and it was lunch time. Karen, Don & I had oyster shooters followed by fried oysters. Raija had the gumbo soup.

We stopped by the Polly Anna on the way back to Mustang Island. The captain said that he had sold all of his large shrimp but now that the storm is over, he is going back out tonight. He will be back around 9:00 AM tomorrow. The plan is to make one more run at the Polly Anna tomorrow for more shrimp. We depart Mustang Island Monday, so tomorrow will be our last chance to stock up on fresh Gulf shrimp. 

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