In my current job, I am working part-time hours. So when my manager said she was taking Thursday and Friday off and I should too, I immediately agreed. (Yes, that means I didn’t get paid, but I wouldn’t have much work to do with everyone gone, either.) We decided to do a quick trip to Port Aransas and check things out.
Taking the ferry to Port Aransas
Part of the attraction for going to Port Aransas is taking the ferry across from Aransas Pass. The wait to get on the ferry was approximately 30-45 minutes. There’s a readerboard sign that tells you how long the wait is, but it gave me the chance to get photos. 🙂
We were hungry by the time got into Port Aransas, so we had some lunch at Port A Pizzeria. No photos were taken – we were too hungry! 🙂
However, we picked up a local visitor’s brochure and decided that since we have a Texas State Parks Pass, we’d head to Mustang Island State Park down the road. Our pass allows us entrance without day use fees, as long as there is capacity available. (Since the pandemic, due to capacity levels, it has been recommended to make day use reservations.) We took a chance, and because it was a Thursday, there was no issue letting us into the state park.
Mustang Island State Park
We didn’t stay long, but we did stay long enough to get some photos. We already had day use reservations for Friday, so we just checked out one of the shelters and where we wanted to go the next day.
We got some video of the waves from our shelter.
Ice cream in Port Aransas
As we drove back to Port Aransas from Mustang Island State Park, we saw the readerboard with the ferry wait time. We decided it was a perfect time for an ice cream break.
I had a berry cheesecake flavor (I think it’s the last one on the bottom right in the menu photo).
Our trip back on the ferry
By the time we were done, the wait wasn’t quite as bad. And we figured out an alternate back road method to get to the ferry, due to traffic congestion.
It was a very successful day trip. We had a great time, and did some relaxing once we got back to the RV.
Coming up next: Our day trip to Mustang Island State Park