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Old 17-01-2013, 22:54   #1
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Corpus Christi, TX?

I plan to spend a couple weeks in C.C. And was wondering which were the best and least parts of town to hang out.
If you live there or have lived there. I'd like some feed back. I see on google maps where the marinas are and down town. But I generally avoid downtowns.

Stats tell that the high population of Filipino's live in the Flour bluff area, true/false? My wife is Filipina.


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Old 18-01-2013, 04:49   #2
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Coming from a corpus Christi native, there is a lot of great things to do in corpus but definitely places to avoid. The area to the north of downtown near the port is called the "cut" and is basically the sketchiest part of town, DONT GO THERE. Everywhere else in corpus is fair game, you'll find down-to-earth people who love to be friendly. Flour bluff can be nice, but it is a 20-25 minute drive from the marina and corpus proper. If you want any restaurants or things to do in corpus please let me know. Cheers
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Coming from a corpus Christi native, there is a lot of great things to do in corpus but definitely places to avoid. The area to the north of downtown near the port is called the "cut" and is basically the sketchiest part of town, DONT GO THERE. Everywhere else in corpus is fair game, you'll find down-to-earth people who love to be friendly. Flour bluff can be nice, but it is a 20-25 minute drive from the marina and corpus proper. If you want any restaurants or things to do in corpus please let me know. Cheers
The "cut", is that the industrial area north of/by I-37, or across the water?
I'm kind of looking at the Shoreline Blvd and Ocean Dr. areas to hang out.

And was thinking of going out to the Port Aransas for a day or so. What is the Ward Island area? I see a lot of parking lots from the google earth.
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Old 18-01-2013, 14:08   #4
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What goes on in the "cut"?
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Re: Corpus Christi, TX?

We are in Port Aransas, and we were in CC City Marina for 3+ years. Flour Bluff likely has such a large population, because NAS CC is right there, and many Navy folks have Filipina wives.

Downtown CC is actually very nice. Probably the nicest part of town. You CAN swim in the water. Port Aransas is "on the beach".

Please feel free to contact me via PM, and then by phone. We'd love to see you.
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Re: Corpus Christi, TX?

Another vote for down town CC. It's not really a "Big City" down town. I've walked all around there at night and never worried. The waterfront is pretty clean and people friendly. Also, Port A is (IMO) the best place in Texas! Do go, and see that you walk the waterfront and eat in some small "hole-in-the-wall" places. Also worth the ferry ride to St Joe's Island...we love walking the beach there!
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Re: Corpus Christi, TX?

Thanks guys!
Bill, I sent you a PM.
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Okay, no fooling around. You get back out to the yard and get busy on the Duck. Hanging out in Texas? Good grief...next you'll be preferring that Shiner Bock...ah well, at least send us some pix of good barbeque and TexMex. Have fun but don't get lost.

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Hi Todd,
Got your feet back on the ground, I see. Yeah, I need to dry out a bit. The water runs off the ducks back real good now so it's the interior I'm attacking now. But it's been too cold the past week or so. The epoxy has trouble curing.
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Mmmmmm Shiner.....
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Got the PM. Port A is... very eclectic. We have found a handful of REALLY good places to eat. Everything from fantastic burgers, to the best meal I've eaten in quite a while (Roosevelts).

Draft really isn't a problem here, to a point. CC Bay has 13-15' pretty much everywhere except the spoil islands. We rarely bump. Several great anchorages just a couple of hours sailing away. We love Ingleside Cove. Google it, and you will see the huge yards around on either end building deep water drilling rigs. An enigma, really. But a clean, delightful anchorage.

BTW, you DO know that you are visiting during Spring Break, right? The island is nuts then.
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BTW, you DO know that you are visiting during Spring Break, right? The island is nuts then.
Oh boy! College I hope!

Been locked away in this moss laden land for so long.................. Forgot what a two piece looks like, except for the Victoria Secret ads.
Better get my hotel reserved!
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Oh man...I HATE spring break....my shoulder is ALWAYS sore!


(from my wife of 28 years hitting me)
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Better get my hotel reserved!
Are you retired Navy by any chance? If so, NAS CC has some units available.
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Retired, yes. Navy, yes. But retired Navy, no!

Gordo, you need to start wearing football gear. Pretend your a Cowboys fan.
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