There were plenty of visitors spending the Fourth of July holiday in Port Aransas, on the tip of Mustang Island.
The Chamber of Commerce said business was good in Port A. The owner of Moby Dicks Restaurant, one of Port A's most popular places, explained how he prepares for the holiday crowd.
"It's really hard to know what's going to happen, and we always gear up for a big weekend like the Fourth of July," Moby Dicks owner Ed Ziegler said. "But being that it was in the middle of the week this year, it kind of made it tough to call; but luckily we stayed geared up and it's paid off all the way so far."
Ziegler said the holiday crowd has been building up all week, and he expects the crowd to reach it's peak this weekend. He also said food sales, and sales in the restaurant's retail souvenir and gift shop, have been strong.
Ziegler has gone out of his way to make Moby Dicks a unique place, much like Port Aransas itself is a unique place. At Moby Dicks on Wednesday, there were people from San Antonio, Lubbock and the Dallas Fort-Worth area, all who came to Port A for the holiday.
"We love it," Lubbock resident Jeanine Stevens said. "I mean, it's a friendly place. You can walk around the town and there's lots of stuff to do."
"I love Port A," said Mark McCandless, from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. "We've been coming here for years."
People in Port A are excited for the nighttime fireworks display over at Roberts Point Park. A large turnout is expected.
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