An Afternoon in Rockport, Texas
My husband and I only have a short amount of time remaining in Texas before we get stationed somewhere else, so we are trying to make the most of our remaining time here and explore. We decided to take and afternoon trip down to Rockport, Texas.
Rockport is a coastal town about half an hour away from Corpus Christi. They were slammed by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 but have since made a comeback (at least from the looks of the city).
We first explored Goose Island State Park. This little park sits right on St. Charles and Aransas Bay. There aren’t too many hiking trails in this park; it is more of a camping/RV park. It does contain the Big Tree, a massive, sprawling live oak tree.
We then wandered around downtown Rockport next. South Austin Street had a lot of very cute, local shops. I liked how every side-of-the-building wall that was exposed to the street had a beautiful mural painted on it. Near downtown Rockport is also the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, a Second Empire style building from the 1800s.
Our last little stop before leaving was at the Main Street Coffee House. I tried to find a link for it, but I think it is so new they don’t have a website. The sweet owner said it’s first day was actually when we visited. The shop is actually a house that has been turned into a warm, cozy, and inviting coffee house. I had a delicious peppermint latte. I would highly recommend this little coffee spot for your caffeine fix.
It was a short but sweet little trip to Rockport!
https://www.cityofrockport.com/ Rockport, Texas