Coastal Christmas

Coastal Christmas

Instead of sleigh bells; we have seashells. Instead of pine trees; we have palm trees. Instead of snow; we have sand. It is that time of year again. Christmas in the Coastal Bend is with its own twist. I love the beach-inspired Christmas ideas that folks here do. Have some fun and add some sea … Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival in Downtown Corpus Christi

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival in Downtown Corpus Christi

  Source:  http://diadelosmuertoscc.com/ Background – Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos (DDLM) or the Day of the Dead is a traditional holiday in Mexico when deceased friends and family members are remembered and celebrated. It is a poignant time, both solemn and joyous, with colorful artistic traditions, pageantry, and whimsy despite the sobering … Continue reading

A Snorkeling Surprise in Port Aransas

A Snorkeling Surprise in Port Aransas

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Port Aransas for a few days for a teacher workshop at University of Texas Marine Science Institute. While there we were learning a bit more about our coast. During a break, another teacher and I went for a stroll next to the Port Aransas Ship Channel. We met a guy … Continue reading