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Port Aransas: Part 1

Maui and California turned me into a beach snob. So much that I'd lived here eight years and had never graced Port Aransas with my Royal Hawaiian presence. Because Texas? Beaches? Please

I'm also typically skeptical of websites that photoshop clouds or sunsets behind their rentals. But my good friend Lauren said Cinnamon Shore was awesome. And I've been fiending for the water ...(why is spellcheck telling me that word doesn't exist? Has Webster never heard of crack? Or Horse? Or a girl who might die if she can't smell the ocean?) So we packed up the family and headed three hours to the Texas coast this weekend. 

On the way, we let the kids overdose on technology. The silence was a little eerie + fantastic.  

We weren't sure if it was going to rain or shine, which is the best weather for contrasty (overly-photoshopped) cloud pictures:

 "Pool Party" by TRA does pretty things to clouds.
We weren't there ten minutes before Emily was doing this. 

Made me re-think my opinions about the Texas ocean completely.

Untitled from maile wilson on Vimeo.

Reader Comments (6)

I am so glad that you guys had fun! The kids have been having a lot of "technology" time during the last couple weeks while I am recovering! I love that last picture of Emily in your slideshow! XOXO - Melis
June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSavvy in San Francisco
Too funny!! We were there this past weekend too, stayed on Mustang Island! Love the pictures, as always. - Lindsey Patton
June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Patton
Port A and Rockport were my go-to beaches growing up. They hold very special places in my heart! And yes, after living in Florida for 8 years, coming back to Texas beaches has made me a bit of a beach snob too, but I got over it and remembered the good things about the beach.
June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMisti
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June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBartonSallie31
Love the photo of the back of her in the ocean. Reminds me of our foreign cheer videos when I said Team, Team Team Team AH!
Also it's super cute and unposed.
Also she reminds me of the middle child on Modern Family. LOVE that show. Love you!
June 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDOUBLE V
Awwww.... now I'm fiending for the ocean (good addictions word for sure)! And I think that you can get great shots of clouds without any photo editing at all? I really love the rearview mirror shot!
July 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstarrlife

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