Today was a day all to ourselves. We had our own schedule and our own list of things to do. Our first stop was the USS Lexington, a retired WWII aircraft carrier. The Choirboys divided into three groups and each ventured off with their own tour guide.
After learning all about life aboard this carrier, we stopped off at the gift store and then headed for lunch at the original Whataburger.
We then headed back to the hotel to change into our swimsuits and drove to Mustang Island to go swim in the Gulf of Mexico. The waves were big and the wind was quite gusty, but the boys endured and had a blast splashing in the wave and swallowing salt water.
We spent a good 2-2.5 hours at the beach.
Earlier in the day we called in to Joe’s Crab Shack, which is right across the street from our hotel, to let them know we’d like to come for dinner at 7:00 p.m. It has become a tradition for the Choirboys to each at Joe’s each time we are in Corpus Christi. After swimming we rode back to the hotel, showered and changed into our nice clothes for dinner. We walked to Joe’s but when we arrived they said they couldn’t seat us for 2 hours. That would have put us at 9:00 for sitting down to order. We quickly came up with a second option, and boy were we glad we did.
We found an awesome steak and seafood restaurant called U&I. The food, no kidding, was the best food I and many others there had ever eaten. After a special song for our Margarita Mommas and Dos Equis Dads (this is an event where parents can pay to gather for some socializing during tour and the boys made a video to send to them, as well as call for a live video feed – parents present could see the boys but not the other way around) we enjoyed, burgers, steak, fish, shrimp, calamari, homemade bread, salads, soups, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles and so much more. The wait staff was amazing and the food, again, was phenomenal. To thank the staff, the boys sang another song for them before departing.
Wewalked back to our hotel. Before bed, the boys gathered to chat about tour and turning the corner. Tomorrow marks the mid-way point of tour. We handed out loads of mail and the boys held their second vote for Choirboy of the Year.
They are all tucked in their beds now, sound asleep. We have a fairly early morning tomorrow. But, before I doze off, here is another episode of Jake and Braeden’s almost daily, daily vlog. Enjoy!
To be continued…