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What to Eat & Do Near Mustang Island

What to Eat & Do Near Mustang Island - Packery Flats Coastal Habitat There's only so much beach time one can handle, right? Okay, maybe some of us never tire of the beach, but there is lots to do in and around Mustang Island aside from beach time! Since I work Monday to Friday and the occasional weekend, it’s challenging for me to do everything that’s offered in an area that I travel to. The same was true of my trip to Mustang Island because there is a two-week maximum stay (14 consecutive days) at this park. Here are my recommendations on what to eat & do near Mustang Island... King Ranch King Ranch's famous brand on one of their barns. I wish I had heard about King Ranch while at my previous location. It would have been easier to tour from there and from Mustang Island, I would have visited the Botanical Gardens in Corpus Christi instead. I didn't know …

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Mustang Island State Park

Picnic tables along Mustang Island State Park Beach Walking along the beach for the first time, I couldn't believe my good fortune. Another 2 weeks overlooking the Gulf of Mexico! I thought I'd be able to see the ocean from my camping spot…which was more like a giant parking lot with picnic tables… but I couldn't see it over the sand dunes and vegetation. Native grasses and plants keep the protective barrier between the ocean and campground. Vegetation that holds the sand dunes in place; something I'd learned from my years living in Wasaga Beach and writing freelance articles about the local Provincial Park for the Georgian Triangle newspapers. The road to the beach, a quick walk from the campground. Watch for snakes! I still sucked at backing up my fifth wheel, but this location had lots of space, and I learned it was best to let people know I was solo and not adept …

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Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Texas

By now I’ve stayed in many campgrounds. Many different types of campgrounds. The campsite at Lake Corpus Christi State Park remains one of my favorites. If I ever get a kayak again, I would definitely return on my way through Texas. I loved this campsite! I purchased a site with electricity and water and absolutely loved the spot I ended up with. A pull-through with three sides surrounded by trees so the site itself was very private… and large! My challenge was staying on the pad because it was quite narrow and circular… slightly tighter than my trailer's turn radius. An experienced parker would not have an issue but I still wasn’t that experienced! Every campground is a new situation and I rarely come across the exact same circumstances twice in state parks. I don’t include resort-style pull-throughs in this generalization because they are all quite similar and easy to …

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is considered the place where one lives permanently.

The location you return to every night after a day of work or play. It’s where you keep your stuff.

Most people consider home static, non-moving; like an apartment, a house, or even a double-wide in a fixed location.

But more people are discovering that this definition of home doesn’t have to be true. The concept of home can live in your heart and if you learn how to SENSE it, home can be where ever you choose it to be. An RV, a hotel, an Air BnB, or a series of couches. Travel a city, a country, or the world, and still be home.

Home is a state of mind, where your basic needs are met and accompanied by  feelings of comfort.

Home is where your heart is – safe, healthy, and happy – but feeling alive and personal growth doesn’t usually happen here.

You need to step outside your door, and into a little discomfort, because that is where you’ll feel truly alive, and that is where the REAL adventure begins…



Let the adventures begin!