Port Aransas (Nueces County)
Our Trip to Tropical Port Aransas!
We began our day at the Port Aransas Museum, operated by the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association. Museum Director Rick Pratt gave us an introduction and tour of the facility. At the conclusion of the tour, we split into two groups. One group took a narrated bus tour of Port Aransas; the other group moved next door to the Port Aransas Community Center for the educational programs.
Following lunch, the group again split for the educational programs and bus tour.
The educational programs were presented by John Guthrie Ford (The Aransas Pass and War & Strife on Mustang Island) and John Fucik (Coastal Plants in History). Mark Creighton assisted with the PowerPoint presentations for both gentlemen.
The City of Port Aransas Parks & Recreation Department provided the bus and driver, Ms. Kat Leigh. Manny Mathews and Marcy Mathews Ward Thomas, long time Island residents, were our bus tour guides.