Victoria and Corpus Christi

For the third week of the Microsoft Surface deployment, I was slated to go to Victoria and Corpus Christi. This week was a 4 day week due to Veteran’s Day, so it was short in terms of what was planned for me to do on the road. For work, I had been to Victoria in the past, but this was going to be my first time in Corpus Christi. The only other time I was in Corpus Christi is when I drove through it to get to Brownsville for my scaling the Texas-Mexico border trip.

To get to Victoria, my GPS had me take SH130, which has one of the highest speed limits in the United States.

Just like the previous week in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Abilene, I got to go through areas with a lot of oil activity.

The Victoria office took a little longer than planned since there were a bunch of random little issues that popped up. It was getting dark by the time I got out of the office.

I still had an hour and a half drive to Corpus Christi, where I’d be spending the next 2 nights. I hit the road and eventually made it to the hotel.

I did get my La Quinta Elite snack bag.

The next morning I had breakfast. This was the first La Quinta that had kolaches.

When I got to the Corpus Christi office, the building across the road definitely looked very sketchy.

The Corpus Christi deployment went a lot smoother than Victoria. What surprised the heck out of me is when I started to hook up the docking station on an agent’s desk, I saw a Packer helmet. Come to find out he’s a native Texan, but has been a lifelong Packer fan. That was cool to BS about the Packers as I worked with him to get his Surface fully up and running. He did have a decent amount of Packers stuff in his office.

After work, I wanted to actually see the Gulf of Mexico, so I looked for a place that was close to the water that I could get a quick bite to eat at. I found a Whataburger that was multi-level and had an awesome view.

I decided to get a chicken sandwich to eat while I enjoyed the view.

On my way back, I went by the pier. It was definitely bigger than Thunder Bay’s.

I went a little further up and got a good view of the water. There was a pavilion that was also cool to view everything from.

After viewing the water, I returned back to the hotel room. I took a nap and then woke up to look at the election results. It was still inconclusive, so I watched it for a few hours and then went to bed. In the morning I woke up and the election results were finally in. I went down and had breakfast. This time they had these ham and cheese omelets, which were really good.

On the drive back, it was a bit cloudy and misty. The drive also reminded of Louisiana, because it was flat and seemed very humid outside.

I got back to Austin a little bit before noon. I actually had a little office time to start getting caught up on some things that needed to be done in the office, including getting ready for my next set of travels.

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