Returning to my devastated hometown, I found my friends and family putting on a brave face in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
An Austinite misses the beach, but doesn't want to be a bother.
The mayor described the damage as "a 100% loss," and says that every structure on the island has been affected.
"When I returned to Port Aransas during my last year of medical school, I began to look at my hometown through an entirely different lens."
"In Port A, off the mainland and away from the city, we were allowed to be ourselves."
The seaside charms—and plentiful seafood platters—of a small coastal town.
Even with the bigger crowds, Port Aransas remains a fisherman's paradise.
The Hill Country Drive, the BBQ Market Drive, the Backwoods Drive, and thirteen other summer trips, from the mountains to the coast, that will take you down some of the prettiest, most picturesque, most wide-open stretches of asphalt Texas has to offer. Buckle up!
ROUTE: Port Arthur to Port AransasDISTANCE: 308 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 11WHAT TO BRING: A pair of binoculars I started as far east as you can go on the Gulf Coast and still be in Texas. And since the Sabine Pass Lighthouse, which is technically across the state…