While mobs of people were fighting the crowds pushing and shoving to bag the bargain of a lifetime, I choose to spend my day cruising to Fulton with the family. I have much to be thankful for being blessed with a wonderful family, and I’d rather spend my time making happy memories than finding the greatest bargain. To me spending a great day with my family is my “deal of a lifetime.”
We drove from North Padre Island to the Port Aransas ferry heading toward Aransas Pass. Kids and adults love the short ride on the ferry because you can watch the huge tankers passing through from the Port of Corpus Christi to the Gulf or you can watch the pelicans scooping up fish and the dolphins playing in the wake created by the boats and barges.
Soon we were in Aransas Pass heading toward Rockport-Fulton. Rockport has always been the jewel while Fulton had always been a barnacle-covered pearl in the rough.
Not too long ago Fulton used to be a grubby little fishing village complete with oyster-shelled dirt roads, salty fishermen in waders, and a handful of crusty seafood shacks (with great food). Now, it is cleaned up with seaside eateries and artsy little shops. The town has a beachside park that is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
After playing outside in the cool, salty air, we warmed up at “The Boiling Pot” in Fulton and enjoyed a Cajun seafood “table dump”. (This was a nice reprieve from turkey and trimmings of yesterday.) If you enjoy seafood and spicy stuff, this is the place for you. This is one of the original seafood shacks of Fulton.
Downtown Fulton has a good selection of seaside eateries since the fishermen and shrimpers dock right there. If you like oysters, you can take home a bag.
Finally, it was time to head back home. I snapped this picture with my I-phone because I liked how the sky and water blended into each other. (Unfortunately, it was getting dark, and the picture turned grainy.)
We enjoyed our blessings of spending a day together in a great place. No pushing and shoving necessary! 🙂