It's hard to beat spending Thanksgiving with friends and family enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner with a delicious fried turkey, biking, playing on the beach, exploring some local attractions, warm weather, stuffing ourselves with drinks and good food at several waterfront restaurants, games, and more. Which is why we continue to come to the Rockport/Fulton and Port Aransas area for several days around Thanksgiving.
This year's Thanksgiving vacation started with 3 days at Sandollar Motel & RV Resort in Fulton Texas. A perfect place for us to stay to explore and play in the Fulton Rockport area for a few days. The RV Resort (check out our review of Sandollar RV Resort) has some nice heavily treed sites, lots of amenities (2 pools, marina, fishing pier, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and more) and it's conveniently located to lots to see and do in the Fulton Rockport area - see this map of Rockport and Fulton to find things to do. And we could walk or ride bikes to three waterfront restaurants and bars on Aransas Bay.
Joining us in Rockport were our two daughters and 3 of the five grand kids - the other two grand kids were hunting with their dad and the ten year old got a deer, hog, and turkey, which we fried and ate. Once the motorhome was settled in we hopped on the bikes and rode on down the road for drinks and lunch at Moon Dog overlooking the Bay.
After a good lunch at Moon Dog we rode past the Resort's Fishing Pier and the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site on the way back to the campground. The wife and I had planned to play 18 holes of golf at Rockport Country Club Golf Course - here is a link to our review of Rockport Country Club - but a small rainstorm came up and forced us to cancel.
Over the next few days in Rockport & Fulton we:
On Wednesday we packed up the motorhome, stopped at Walmart to buy a couple turkeys and $300 worth of groceries and beer, and rode the ferry across the channel to Port Aransas. We stayed in a colorful two story beach rental house with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and a downstairs area that was perfect for the 5 grand kids - and it was only a couple blocks from the beach! Within 5 minutes after arriving and unpacking most of us were loaded in the golf cart that came with the house and on the beach for a day of building sand castles, flying kites, and competitive games of football, frisbee, and bocce ball. At the end of our street and facing the beach is a restaurant with a deck, some pretty good food, cold beer, and a great view of the Gulf of Mexico - of course we had to spend some time there!
Some of the other things we did during our stay in Port Aransas included:
What a fun and activity filled few days over Thanksgiving with family and friends in Rockport, Fulton, and Port Aransas - hated to see it end.