Friday, March 20, 2015
There is a small town resting on a peninsula just east of Corpus Christi called Rockport, Texas. In its hey-day a century ago it was well known for its luxury resort hotels in the Victorian style of architecture. This was the place to go to enjoy the gulf breezes, dine in high style and dance the night away in glamorous ballrooms. The hurricane of 1919 (and a downward economy) took care of that by knocking them all down. Oh dear. Today Rockport is a very active artists community with many of the older storefronts in the historical downtown turned into artist galleries. It is a very family friendly vacation spot with many free things to do and see. The aquarium with its adjoining education building is open to the public. There is also an educational center nearby with interactive displays for all ages. Please stop by the art center and tour the gallery. There is also a sculpture garden outside of the gallery with large sculptures on permanent display. There are benches everywhere. So, pick a bench, relax, let your mind wander and enjoy the gulf breezes.