Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Port Aransas Weekend

Last Friday I mentioned that I was going to be on a Girl's Weekend trip to Port Aransas, Texas (on the Gulf) for the Sand Art Festival. We had a great time, and I thought I'd share some pictures with you.
This is the house we stayed in. There were 12 of us and there was actually room for all twelve of us for sleeping, a small kitchen downstairs and larger one upstairs, where we congregated most of the time. Port A had lots of rain prior to our arrival, so the beach was full of water puddles. But no mud, just sand between your toes!
These are some of the many works in progress we saw on Saturday, after the rain cleared off again from Friday night. Luckily the rain didn't destroy what had already been constructed.
















They were all wonderful. Because of the fog and rain we did not go back on Sunday to see who had won. The beaches were packed with people, kites and seagulls.
Despite the rain and unbelievable humidity (bad hair days), we had a wonderful time and great food. 

Linda Kay

32 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wonderful creativity!

biebkriebels said...

Those sandsculptures are amazing, so sad they vanish after a short time.

Amy at love made my home said...

They are amazing sculptures aren't they, and more beautiful because they are so fleeting in their existence. Glad you had a great time! xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a great weekend.. The sand sculptures are awesome.. Great shots, have a happy Tuesday!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a great weekend.. The sand sculptures are awesome.. Great shots, have a happy Tuesday!

John's Island said...

The sand sculptures are cool!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

amazing. I want to live in that dragon city.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Wow, Linda Kay, those were amazing! It sounds like a great weekend trip! Have a good rest of the week!

Latane Barton said...

I've never seen sand art in person. The ones you saw were outstanding and so I know you must have been 'oooohing' and 'aaaahing' at every turn.

Romi C said...

The sand sculptures are amazing.

Lin Floyd said...

how fun and amazing...

Banana Oil said...

Some of them were truly works of art.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful works of art! Thanks for taking us there today.

Anvilcloud said...

The artistry of some people is amazing.

Gosia k said...

Sand monuments are real masterpieces

whiteangel said...

They are all wonderful. I have never seen them done, maybe oneday.

TexWisGirl said...

just amazing what they can do!

Gwen said...

amazing talent there! Glad you had a great time!

Mike said...

It's amazing that the hair sculpture didn't collapse.
Congrats on posting so many pictures. I know that takes awhile.

bj said...

the sand art is stunning...
years ago, my sister in law and family lived in Port Aransas..we visited often....taking summer vacations there for years. She passed away a few years ago, he remarried and moved to the Texas hill country so we stopped going.

Linda said...

Awesome!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are awesome- I would love to see them in person. Glad the rain didn't make a mess of them.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

One of my all time favorite competitions to watch!!

Janice C said...

Wow, those sand sculptures are simply amazing. So much detail in them.

William Kendall said...

Incredibly beautiful work!

The Yum List said...

I truly admire the sand artists - to spend so much time in something that is not going to last just for the sake of artistic pleasure is highly admirable I think.

Linda W. said...

Those sand sculptures are amazing! We have a sandcastle contest in the summertime at Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What delightful sand sculptures:)

Lea said...

Fantastic!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! What fun! It's just hard to believe the artistic talent these people have to create these. WOW! Great photos to my friend. Hugs, Diane

Mei Kuen Wong said...

Wow... beautiful work! Will do the sweet and sour soon! :-)

Hannah said...

What a fun weekend, I miss the Gulf beaches. The sand sculptures are amazing, especially the castles and the women with their hair in fantastic swirls!

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