Time to Go To Indio!April 28, 2008 The Buccaneer Days Festival is held right on the Corpus Christi waterfront, so there are great views of ships entering and leaving their harbor with the assistance of tugs. The World War II aircraft carrier Lexington is permanently moored here as a museum and was readily visible from the festival site. See http://www.usslexington.com/.
The festival is a combination of an IBCA cook off, rodeo, and music festival. It is the smallest of the festivals we have attended so far. But, we will be making up for that with our next stop at Indio, CA, where the Stagecoach festival is said to attract about 150,000 people.
We leave for Indio Monday morning after retrieving our trailer from the festival site. It will take us three days of driving. To illustrate the size of Texas, we will drive all day tomorrow and still spend the night in Texas.
Unfortunately, this was a rainy weekend in Corpus Christi with heavy rain during the hours before dawn on Saturday morning, then heavy thunder storms again on Sunday afternoon. We managed to stay dry in our trailer, and still got in three periods of passing out meat samples, and one cooking demonstration.
All systems were go on our trailer and the local health department was happy with our equipment and layout. Both of those things are big positives in our traveling lives.
Corpus Christi strikes us as a nice town that might be fun to visit again. Of course we both have a weakness for towns with ocean fronts. Seafood is also a feature here both as a category in their BBQ contest as well as at restaurants close to where we were staying.
So, off for a drive across West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and into Southern California. Ernie is having visions of driving across desert areas with large Socorro cactus. We will see how vivid or realistic his imagination is.
Linda & Ernie