Corpus Christi Market Days at the Marina T-Head a success!

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Blog entry by terrilynne posted 07-03-2011 05:14 PM 3193 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July 2nd was the first Corpus Christi Market days. Held at the CC Marina on the bay. The setting was spectacular with the bay on one side and the boat docks lined with sailboats and yahts on the other. The staff at the Marina did a terrific job of organizing and advertising and the turnout of both venders and customers was great. They threw this whole thing together in just 5 weeks! They will be having this event the first saturday of every month and it can only get better. We will be going back! It was a beautiful day with a nice breeze coming off the water and sailboats cruising the shoreline. A helpful hint to keep cool in the South Texas heat is to dip a bandana in your ice chest and tie it around your neck to cool off.

As a backdrop to our booth we had the Nina. A replica of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships. Spain built replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria to commemorate the 500th aniversary of his 1492 exploration of the “new world”. They sailed these 3 ships across the ocean in 1992 and at the end of their journey gave the ships to the city of Corpus Christi as a gift. The Santa Maria and Pinta are drydocked at the museum for repair. The Columbus Sailing Association has taken on the task of restoring all 3 ships and building a seaport at the marina to display them and hopefully to be able to sail them in the bay for tourists and locals. That’s a trip I would love to experience!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 05:34 PM

Nice works, and be cool! I hope you do well at the market.


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#2 posted 07-03-2011 07:32 PM

very kool. it has been many years, but, I think it was the Santa Maria that was in Columbus, Ohio that I saw. you should do great with that fine work you’ve done

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 08:01 PM

Nice work Terri you do some very nice carvings etc I like the shire horses too. I am surprised how small their boats were although the Spanish were not big men ,never the lesss that’s a cramped boat for such along journey.I saw one of the small Spanish hospitals now a meuseum in Savannah Georgia.It was very interesting.Alistair

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 10:41 PM

Great looking spot for a market… very nice array of goods too.

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