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Old 06-24-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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We are going to Corpus mid August for the first time. Staying right near the USS Lexington and the Aquarium. Any advice for a first timer?
See post #5 for delicious crawdads. They have great Cajun food!
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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We are going to Corpus mid August for the first time. Staying right near the USS Lexington and the Aquarium. Any advice for a first timer?
We stayed at some condos there a few years back Don't remember the name but they have bunk beds hanging off the wall as soon as you walk in. Place was ok but the Jelly fish were awful. They got everyone!! Made a paste from baking soda and water ( I think) took the sting out pretty soon, just not right away. Some people think bleach will do it. Becareful there.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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We stayed at some condos there a few years back Don't remember the name but they have bunk beds hanging off the wall as soon as you walk in. Place was ok but the Jelly fish were awful. They got everyone!! Made a paste from baking soda and water ( I think) took the sting out pretty soon, just not right away. Some people think bleach will do it. Becareful there.
A paste with water and meat tenderizer works good.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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A paste with water and meat tenderizer works good.
Yeah! Make sure your tender for the sharks!!

Now that I think about it, it was tenderizer that we used. Got a huge thing of it at the dollar store before we went. I remember someone making the same dumb joke I just made.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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I recommend going to the Crazy Cajun restaurant and ordering "The Hungry Cajun" or jambalaya (or another cajun dish).

We go to Port A every year and have never had trouble with jellyfish. Don't let that scare you away!
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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Thanks for all the tips. My son loves seafood and we love Cajun so we should enjoy it all. We are staying at the Omni Bayfront. Looks great online, hoping thats the reality!
I will bring the "paste" just to be safe. Since my son loves history we figured we would check out the Lexington but other than that want the beach and good food
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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We love it there. These are some of mine.

Buy shrimp right off the boats and grill em.

Watch sunset from second level bar at Virginias
(dont like the food, tho)

Hear a band at Back Porch.

Watch husband and friends fish at jetty or surf fish.

Watch the sea from the bar at Beach Lodge.

Hang on the (under umbrella if its summmer)

Have a bonfire after sunset.

Eat fresh fish with garlic sauce at Wharf.

Lunch at Shells, or Moby Dicks, or Beach Station.

Shop unique shops such as Gratitude near Beach Station.

Go on gambling boat, prefer off season.

Stay at Tarpon Inn, Beach Lodge, or Beachgate.

Watch sunset with a bottle of wine at Charlies Pasture.

Go to Shortys with some To Go food when restaurants
are packed with summer tourists.

I could go on and on.
Definately taking your list with me! yum
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah! Make sure your tender for the sharks!!

Now that I think about it, it was tenderizer that we used. Got a huge thing of it at the dollar store before we went. I remember someone making the same dumb joke I just made.
When I used to surf off the Outer Banks of NC, I would take sand from the sea floor and rub it on the stinging areas. It did a pretty good job of taking the burning "bits n' pieces" away/out of the skin. Followed up with some topical medication and all was good.

--Dim
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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When I go with the girls to Port A, our priority is getting to Dolphin Dock's for some deep sea fishing. Another thing we like to do is to go over to the park where the ferry landing is. There is a fishing pier there where we like to hang crab nets to catch some crabs. Then of course there is the beach....
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Another great place to eat in Corpus is Water Street--yes, we have one here but it's better in CC. Order the Shrimp Picayune. And bring me some back.
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