Crafty’s Scenic Route(s)

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I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area…right next to that big ‘ole airport…so my drive down to The Beach Retreat is about 7-8 hours (I can make in 6 in my two-seater…by myself). I’ve made this drive many, many times … Read More

Getting There

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My address for your GPS is: 7477 State Highway 361 Port Aransas, Texas 78373 Unless you have a private plane, yacht or hover craft…there are only two ways to get on Mustang Island: The Corpus Christi JFK Memorial Causeway Bridge … Read More

SPID – S. Padre Island Drive – Corpus Christi

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South Padre Island Drive…or as we call it “S-P-I-D” is the only road on and off of Mustang Island, via the JFK Causeway Bridge.

It extends from the Padre Island National Seashore, through North Padre Island, over the Bridge, through Flour Bluff and into Corpus Christi and the Selena Museum.

The majority of Corpus’ retail and dining can be found along SPID (Texas 358), mainly located on 3 exits: Airline Road, Staples Street and  Everhart Road. There are two malls; La Palmera and Sunrise.

It is usually a faster route to downtown Corpus Christi for trips to the Texas State Aquarium and The USS Lexington.… Read More

The Pickle Parkway

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OK…here’s a quick post about the FASTEST piece of concrete in the Heart of Texas. For those of us who venture to the Redneck Riviera via I-35…this is transformative.… Read More

Let's take a ferry ride!

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From Aransas Pass to Port A in one minute…well, in hyper-drive. …cool video of a tanker crossing too!