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Corpus Christi is very windy. And very humid. That white hotel that flanks the Shoreline Plaza Towers has an outdoor public observation deck on the 20th floor. I've been up there before and could barely stand up against the wind, and opening the door and keeping it from flying back was a real feat. I'm kind of surprised they don't close it when it's very windy. The parapet wall is only average waist height, and you're completely exposed to the wind since there's no cover over it either. I'm not complaining, though, because the views are great. FYI, that deck faces east out over Corpus Christi Bay, but the whole top floor is a ballroom with huge windows from the floor to ceiling with views on both sides of the building. The other hotel on the other side of the Shoreline Plaza Towers doesn't have a deck, but there is a hallway with a similar view.
Thanks for the informations!
I am wondering if Corpus Christi were once severely damaged by a huge storm or Hurricane in its history?
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Houston is more like Los Angeles than Boston. They're both inland coastal cities.

Galveston is to Houston what Long Beach is to Los Angeles.

That said, Houston lays on the Texas Gulf Coast region of the state.
Yeah, you makes me realize that now...
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Couple of photos I took in Galveston this past October.


Bishop’s Palace
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Sunday on the Beach with Ikie
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Nice pictures! I'll have a look at your Flickr.
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In 1970, that building in the center was the tallest in town. The company my dad worked for had offices there. A VERY bad hurricane (Celia) hit in August and blew the windows out on two opposite sides of the building and all the contents inside went right out the windows.
:O Wow! ...It can get pretty serious there. I understand now why I saw many road signs just off the city saying ''Hurricane evacuation route''
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Ils étaient enchantés par ton accent Québécois exotique! (Madame France, my 8th grade French teacher in Thornhill, ON from forty-something years ago would be so proud of me if she weren't dead from old age by now!)
You did it like a boss! She indeed would be really proud of you!
Yup, I think they're used to hear the spanish accent, but a French Canadian accent? I think that must be a rare thing down there.
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Very nice!! I had the opportunity to drive through CC on the way to South Padre Island back in 89!! I always remembered those odd skyscrapers that apparently were just built.
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Very nice!! I had the opportunity to drive through CC on the way to South Padre Island back in 89!! I always remembered those odd skyscrapers that apparently were just built.
Thank you! Driving through Corpus Christi was quite the experience for me ; it was the first time I could see the Gulf of Mexico aswell as a huge number of palm trees!
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I am wondering if Corpus Christi were once severely damaged by a huge storm or Hurricane in its history?
Yes. Monday, August 3, 1970. Hurricane Celia. I was in it. It was not fun. https://www.google.com/search?q=hurr...01970&tbm=isch
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Yes. Monday, August 3, 1970. Hurricane Celia. I was in it. It was not fun. https://www.google.com/search?q=hurr...01970&tbm=isch
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I like Corpus and think it has potential. People hate on it because it's kind of sleepy and hasn't grown much.
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I like Corpus and think it has potential. People hate on it because it's kind of sleepy and hasn't grown much.
It was great. I can see all the potential!
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What is the water at the beach like? I am aware that all the beaches west of the Mississippi have dirty brown water but it improves a bit at Corpus Christi. Is the water warm?
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What is the water at the beach like? I am aware that all the beaches west of the Mississippi have dirty brown water but it improves a bit at Corpus Christi. Is the water warm?
Any beach that's actually in Corpus is facing Corpus Christi Bay, not the Gulf, and as such is not really worth mentioning. 30 minutes south of the city, on the other hand, is North Padre Island. A little bit further is the Padre Island National Seashore. The beaches and dunes are gorgeous and the water is usually dark blue and pretty warm. Compared to the Pacific in California, it's downright toasty.

Lots of info at this Google search link: https://www.google.com/search?source...ZttAFgQ4dUDCAc
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Very nice!
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What is the water at the beach like? I am aware that all the beaches west of the Mississippi have dirty brown water but it improves a bit at Corpus Christi. Is the water warm?
I have touched the water and it looked rather warm, I can't tell exactly how much but certainly at 70 F. and above.
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Any beach that's actually in Corpus is facing Corpus Christi Bay, not the Gulf, and as such is not really worth mentioning. 30 minutes south of the city, on the other hand, is North Padre Island. A little bit further is the Padre Island National Seashore. The beaches and dunes are gorgeous and the water is usually dark blue and pretty warm. Compared to the Pacific in California, it's downright toasty.

Lots of info at this Google search link: https://www.google.com/search?source...ZttAFgQ4dUDCAc
I wanted to explore the Padre Island a bit more when I was there and unfortunately, I ran out of time but at least, I took the ferry in Port Aransas for a more exciting trip on my way back to San Marcos where I stayed
Is there a difference between Padre Island and Mustang Island?
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Is there a difference between Padre Island and Mustang Island?
They are both Gulf Coast barrier islands, and as such are similar in terms of surf and beaches. I've only been to Mustang Island once, and I'm embarrassed to admit how long ago that was. North Padre has the Padre Island National Seashore starting, I think, about 10 miles south of the causeway to Corpus. Basically 70 miles of completely undeveloped beach and wilderness area, administered by the National Park Service. South Padre is a whole different story, with hotels and resorts and nightlife and tons of students during Spring Break.

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I took the ferry in Port Aransas for a more exciting trip on my way back to San Marcos
Then you got to see all the small towns I've been meaning to go see but just haven't gotten off 'mes fesses' to do so.
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They are both Gulf Coast barrier islands, and as such are similar in terms of surf and beaches. I've only been to Mustang Island once, and I'm embarrassed to admit how long ago that was. North Padre has the Padre Island National Seashore starting, I think, about 10 miles south of the causeway to Corpus. Basically 70 miles of completely undeveloped beach and wilderness area, administered by the National Park Service. South Padre is a whole different story, with hotels and resorts and nightlife and tons of students during Spring Break.



Then you got to see all the small towns I've been meaning to go see but just haven't gotten off 'mes fesses' to do so.
Thanks for the infos!
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Corpus Christi is very windy. And very humid. That white hotel that flanks the Shoreline Plaza Towers has an outdoor public observation deck on the 20th floor. I've been up there before and could barely stand up against the wind, and opening the door and keeping it from flying back was a real feat. I'm kind of surprised they don't close it when it's very windy. The parapet wall is only average waist height, and you're completely exposed to the wind since there's no cover over it either. I'm not complaining, though, because the views are great. FYI, that deck faces east out over Corpus Christi Bay, but the whole top floor is a ballroom with huge windows from the floor to ceiling with views on both sides of the building. The other hotel on the other side of the Shoreline Plaza Towers doesn't have a deck, but there is a hallway with a similar view.
What is the name of the white hotel with the 20th floor observation deck.
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