Port Aransas Journals

Mustang Island, Texas Fifty Years Later

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A December 2003 trip to Port Aransas by kstraveler

A Day Trip to South Padre Island, Texas Photo, Port Aransas, Texas More Photos
Quote: As a child, I had many vacations on Mustang Island. Of course, I had never heard of Mustang Island, since my parents called the place where we vacationed "Padre Island." My sister and her husband joined my husband and me on this trip to Texas to re-discover places & people from our youth.

Mustang Island Beach Club Island Villa Owners

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Mustang Island Beach Club Island Villa Owners Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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Best Things Nearby:The Gulf of Mexico is the best thing nearby, but Mustang Island Beach Club could be located closer to the beach. There are several good seafood restaurants located in Port Aransas, but they are several miles away.Best Things About the Resort:All units are two bedroom/two bath timeshares. They are clean, roomy, and comfortable. One of the best bonuses in the unit was the washer and dryer. Frequent walks on the beach generate a lot of dirty shoes and clothes. It's also nice to be able to take less clothes and keep them clean while on a vacation.Resort Experience:The timeshare units are decorated in a Polynesian Isles decor, which seems to fit ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 26, 2003

Mustang Island Beach Club Island Villa Owners
6275 State Highway 361
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
(361) 749-5446

An Emotional Return to Mustang Island

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Mustang Island Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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My sister and I grew up in south Texas, and both my parents were born within a little over an hour's drive from Mustang Island. We vacationed on Mustang Island several years during our youth, but in those days everyone referred to the island as Padre Island. In those days, we took a long ferry ride from Port Aransas over to the island, and then drove up the beach for several miles, where my Mom and Dad would pitch our tent and put up cots and set up a home away from home for us. Since many nights we went to sleep with sandy, gritty accumulations on our feet and legs, I had been left with a few bad memories of those vacations. We always enjoyed swimming in the Gulf, hunting for seashells, and playing ...Read More
A Day Trip to South Padre Island, Texas Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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We made a day trip down to South Padre Island to look at a few potential condos for a month's stay next winter. We had a two and one-half hour drive from Mustang Island; the weather was sunny and warm, and the time went by quickly. About an hour out of South Padre, we began to notice how green everything looked, and how much warmer the outside temperature gauge on our vehicle showed. We decided that January would definitely be better for us in South Padre, Texas than in Kansas. We looked at several condos and then stopped for lunch. After lunch we took a walk on the beach. We saw several people out in the water and also noticed that the water was much bluer and the sand was much deeper in...Read More

Port Aransas , Texas, is a Fun Place!

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Port Aransas Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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While walking on the beach, we met a couple from West Virginia who were spending three months in Port Aransas. They told us about many activities in the area, and especially about the birding opportunities, since they were really into that. They were also collecting barnacles and had plans to create a sculpture from them. We decided to explore the area and to discover the fun stuff in Port Aransas. We began by reading everything we could find about activities and sites to see and then driving around to also see what we could discover. We found that the marina area was a fun place for us. We love sea birds, large freighters, fishing, and fishing boats. The marina provided many hours of walk...Read More
Palacios Baptist Encampment Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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A great deal of our Mustang Island vacation was spent in Aransas Pass, Port Lavaca, Olivia, Vanderbilt, and Edna. While visiting Olivia, I asked if anyone minded driving about 10 additional miles out of the way so that I could see the Texas Baptist Encampment in Palacios. It was still early in the day, and there were no objections, and away we drove on a trip to relive old adventures from when I was still a kid. Amazingly enough, we were able to find the camp with no problem. It sits right on Matagorda Bay and has wonderful water views. Several of the buildings that we used had been torn down and replaced with newer and nicer buildings. I was especially sad to see that the big old house that ...Read More