We didn't get to do any fishing, but we did eat a lot of it. We also took the local garden club’s tour of homes and were inspired to go back to Austin and begin work on our own place. Unfortunately, photos were not permitted, so I can’t show you any of the lovely homes we toured.
We arrived at The Gaff in time to meet one of the stars of “Chicken Bingo” which is held on alternate Saturdays with the belt sander events. (We’ll put that on our list for next year when we return.)
The bar was filled with the usual cast of colorful characters, including this ginger-haired woman and her matching bright-eyed friend.
The action got underway promptly at 3:00 p.m. with the singing of our National Anthem.
There were a number of belt sanders entered. In addition to Pepe le Pew (the belt sander with balls),
I never got the name of the captain of Team Horny Goat, but the team mascot was Bruce, whose white coat had been tinted orange to match the team colors. He was a great favorite with the crowd.
Winners of the heats took a victory lap to slap high fives accompanied by the raucous cheers of the crowd (fueled I’m sure by the pints and bottles of beer in everyone’s hands).
It was an afternoon filled with fun, fellowship, and of course, beer!
On Monday evening before we headed back to Austin, we sampled food from a number of Port A’s restaurants in the annual “Dine Around Port Aransas.”
It was a great trip.