Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Corpus Christi Getaway

We went to Corpus Christi over Memorial Day weekend. We needed one last "mini vacation" before the baby came! I wanted to go to the beach and we hadn't been there before, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to check it out! We had a really great time. Lots of pictures coming your way here! Ready? Here we go....

We first went to the aquarium, which was very cool. Chase fell in love with the turtle who roamed the aquarium and had to have his picture taken with him:

He also liked the real turtles...

...and the otters:

He tried to touch a stingray but could never quite catch one:

This picture was taken just for Aunt Jen:

We discovered an area where you could pick up shells, crabs and sea urchins and Chase LOVED that. It was definitely his favorite part of the aquarium. I credit Aunt Jen for his lack of fear in touching weird sea creatures!

And, of course, on the way out of the aquarium he had to play in the whale fountain:

We also went to the beach twice while we were there. Chase LOVED playing in the waves!

He also had a great time playing in the sand:

To make better packing sand for our sand castles we added some water, and Chase loved making trips into the waves to fetch some with his watering can:

Then Chase had the brilliant idea of making a snowman! So here is our "sand" man:

We found a cool water fountain downtown but Chase wouldn't get in because he didn't want his shorts to get wet!

Chase LOVED all the palm trees, which he called "coconut trees," thanks to one of his favorite books, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" (Great gift, Holly)!

First he asked Daddy to climb up the coconut tree...

...and then he tried to climb one himself, but decided to challenge himself with a much taller tree!

We went on a little cruise, which Chase thought was cool for the first 20 minutes and then was ready to go home. He did pretty well for the remaining hour and ten minutes, despite the fact he was bored. We did manage to get some pictures while he was still happy though. Chase was ready for this one, but Dad was not:

Let's try that again. Silly Daddy!

And here is a terrible one of me with Chase. Chase looks cute but I'm a mess. I'm posting it anyway only because it is the only photo taken on the trip with me in it!

On the cruise we got to see the USS Lexington, which was pretty cool. Chase loved the planes:

On the way home we swung through San Antonio to visit the Witte Museum, which was having a cool dinosaur exhibit. Chase got to dig for dinosaur bones:

And then we explored the rest of the children's museum and found a super cool water contraption that Chase fell in love with:

All in all it was a great trip. There are tons more photos in our Photo Album if you're interested!


Sandy K. said...

I love the water device, too! It looks like you had a great time, and that this may be a neat destination for us sometime.

Unknown said...

wow! what a fun trip!!! that water thing IS cool!! My three would have been TERRIFIED of the giant costumed turtle though!

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