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Corpus Cristi - good or bad

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Post by texanjoker » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:00 pm

Just back from a trip to Corpus and Port A. Man I didn't realize how much I missed the salt H20. I am seriously considering applying for a job down that way. I have one friend that lives in that area and he really likes it. Anybody have any input about the area? I also really liked the Rockport area.

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Post by SQLGeek » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:44 pm

texanjoker wrote: Man I didn't realize how much I missed the salt H20.
That's no joke. I need a Central Coast fix soon. :grumble
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Post by fickman » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:25 pm

I'd love to hear some pointers from you as far as vacation went. . .

(I posted this thread a few weeks ago: http://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=66846)
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Post by C-dub » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:56 pm

I know what you mean. I, too, miss the ocean. I do not miss CA, but I've been away from San Diego since '87.

I've been to Corpus once and it was nice. We might be able to make a couple more trips down there in up coming years. One of my nieces has been accepted to college down there and starts this fall. If she's going to stay down there over the summers we might try and coordinate a summer vacation with my sister and BIL to visit.
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Post by jocat54 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:14 pm

Texanjoker, I was born and raised in Corpus. It's got it's good and bad like all places.....the humidity is bad and the wind blows nearly all the time (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) just not all that good when your fishing. The thing I miss most about the coast is fishing, nothing better than drifting the flats for tailing redfish.

I also worked offshore for about 8 years so offshore fishing didn't really appeal to me much (did do it a lot though).

Not a big fan of the beach...probably cuz I spent so much time out there as a kid. Sand gets in places you didn't know was possible.

All in all not a bad place to grow up in.
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Post by texanjoker » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:32 pm

C-dub wrote:I know what you mean. I, too, miss the ocean. I do not miss CA, but I've been away from San Diego since '87.

I've been to Corpus once and it was nice. We might be able to make a couple more trips down there in up coming years. One of my nieces has been accepted to college down there and starts this fall. If she's going to stay down there over the summers we might try and coordinate a summer vacation with my sister and BIL to visit.
87..moved there in 88 for the job from the high desert.... almost crossed paths :cheers2:

I have been on the 'net most of the day scoping it out. I used to fish salt 2-3 days a week either on my yak or my boat... argh

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Post by G26ster » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:50 pm

I grew up 1/2 mile from the Atlantic Ocean. Spent every waking hour of every Summer "at the beach." Other than laying on the beach in Hawaii on a welcome 7 day R&R from a jungle adventure in the late '60's, I wouldn't care if I ever spent another minute on a beach again. That, and years of flying offshore oilfield support, and too much time twiddling my thumbs on the decks of troop ships watching endless nothing go by, I really wouldn't care if I ever saw an ocean again. Guess I'm jaded :biggrinjester:

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Post by VMI77 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:54 am

Used to live there and had a sailboat near Port A, but it's been awhile. It's a long trip out if you like to sail in the Gulf (South Padre is better for Gulf sailing), but unless your economic situation allows you to live in a more remote coastal location it's pretty good compared to the high population coastal areas in the Houston vicinity.
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Post by JALLEN » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:28 pm

Another neat thing about Corpus is that you get new carpets and roofs every few years.
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Post by brainman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:23 pm

I'm visiting family there now and the town has turned I to a serious rathole in the last 20 years. There is no chance I would voluntarily live here.

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Post by texas80 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:27 pm

I live in small town North of Corpus and across the Bay from Rockport, its nice to be able to just walk down to the water and fish or swim when I wish . There are other smaller towns on the water if you dont really care for the larger ones like Corpus.


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Post by ktulu61 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:25 pm

Headin down to Aransas Pass tomorrow!!! :woohoo Taking the family. Son's second time at the beach, daughter's first time. But I can't wait to sneak off and wet a line!!! Even if it's just a couple of casts...

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Post by texanjoker » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:38 am

texas80 wrote:I live in small town North of Corpus and across the Bay from Rockport, its nice to be able to just walk down to the water and fish or swim when I wish . There are other smaller towns on the water if you dont really care for the larger ones like Corpus.
We drove that area looking at some houses.... Very nice! Not to bad of a commute to corpus either from what I could tell.

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Post by VoiceofReason » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:31 pm

texanjoker wrote:Just back from a trip to Corpus and Port A. Man I didn't realize how much I missed the salt H20. I am seriously considering applying for a job down that way. I have one friend that lives in that area and he really likes it. Anybody have any input about the area? I also really liked the Rockport area.
Corpus has had some rough times. The oil field is picking up again and hiring.

I hope Corpus gets a better mayor and city council. It has the potential to be so much more than it is.
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