Rockport Texas - A Place Called Home For A Short Period

Real Estate Agent with Citiwide Alliance Realty

Life happens and we adapt.  Texas Gulf Coast has always been one of our favorite destinations.  Actually just about anywhere along the Texas Coastline is a favorite.  Family vacations to Galveston, Surfside and Port Aransas were a constant port of call.

A few years ago, after our three children were grown we decided to make a move.  We always visited a rv park and resort in Rockport.  With family settled in Rockport, Texas we bought an old one bedroom recreational vehicle.  I had the perfect spot chosen.  The RV Park & Resort had recently added spaces.  Not just regular spaces, extra large lots with trees.  Well, This was exactly where I saw the two of settling in our forever home.  

Life was great!  We were the youngest couple living there and this made no difference.  The park offered all the facilities, pool, hot tub, game room, videos, cable and Internet.  Within walking distance to a convenience store.  Perfect location.  I actually got a part time job in the office and my husband worked on maintenance issues ten hours a week.  Why not?  Did I fail to mention we received free rent for our hours?  Living there was one big party, always something to celebrate.  Winter Texans arrived yearly. It was similiar to a year round large family reunion.  


    Beach Babies

Rockport Texas Beach

Family and friends came to visit we spent time at the beach, in the pool, on the boat, fishing off the pier and of course sitting around bon fires on the beach.  

My favorite past time?  Shrimping.  Yes, we had a working shrimp boat.  My cousin managed the bait store in town as well as spent time on the water. 

Time passed. I began taking longer trips back to Fort Worth.  My 3 day trips became 5 days.  Then it happened.  My daughter and daughter in law were expecting.  The next nine months I spent many hours driving that long six hour trip back and forth. 

One bad winter storm I spent with friends.  Couldn't make the trip in the storm.  First Christmas morning I ever spent away from family.  This Christmas was special.  I will always cherish the excitement of my friends daughter as she woke me to see what was under the tree.  After missing Christmas at home and with the kids.  We determined to return home, to Fort Worth.

I still enjoy visiting Rockport.  Although we only lived in Rockport two years this is one place I would return.  Maybe when we retire!

Rockport Fun In The Sun

                                 Swimming & Fishing

Matthew Port Aransas

         Fireworks on the beach  & Fishing at Port AransasBeach Beauty Galveston Ferry

                               Future Red Headed Baywatch Beauty 


Thank you Paul for this fun March challenge on Active Rain. 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I love reading these shared memories and this challenge has been a delight for me. I really got to know many members much better. Thank you so much for your contribution to my challenge Melissa Jackson 

Mar 31, 2017 11:23 PM #1
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Melissa Jackson - even if it is for a short while, it is the place you love!

Mar 31, 2017 11:55 PM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Melissa.  Your times in Rockport sure sounds like ones to be cherished.

Apr 01, 2017 04:37 AM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks for sharing your Rockfort memories. Maybe one day you will get to return and pick up where you left off. In the meantime, it is so nice living close to grandbabies.

Apr 01, 2017 09:48 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Melissa, great post, and Rockport sounds like a place to visit, and hope you make it back there for retirement!   

Apr 18, 2017 05:54 AM #5
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Melissa loved the pictures and your sharing of your memories!

Apr 27, 2017 06:09 AM #6
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