Port Aransas was one of the hardest hit residences from Hurricane Harvey. Directly along it's path and on the ocean equaled a formula for disaster. The life of the town is in full swing however. Hundreds of workers are seen cleaning up debris and putting buildings back together.
It was around lunch time and we popped in to the local Whataburger. A texas chain of fast food that we haven't tried yet. Verdict: Not that good. There were only a few other restaurants that were open or getting real close to it. You need to keep in mind that the hurricane was three months ago.
Along Mustang island there are a few roads that go directly to the beach. The only two we found open were the roads on each side of town. Crews with bulldozers and graders were still collecting the debris along the rest of the island. It seems like cleaning the beach was almost a first step to recovery. A place for locals to go for a sense of normalcy when they needed a break from reality.
The beach has posted speed limit of 15mph and stretches for miles. We took advantage of this and got Eli out for a walk down the shoreline. Shirley likes the beach too. The red outer shell of the Jeep really pops in the sunlight. After the beach break it will be back to the RV park and we will settle in for the night. Just another day on the road.