This Labor Day, plenty of your neighbors chose to take advantage of the great holiday sales.
The hard and final numbers for the weekend are not in just yet, but the preliminary numbers are in, and mall management at La Palmer was reporting a very positive turnout this weekend.
In fact, mall officials said that, on an average Saturday, they average between 35,000 to 40,000 shoppers at the mall; but this Saturday, they had roughly 60,000. They have seen double-digit increases for the first part of the weekend compared to last year. The merchants are all reporting an increase in traffic.
"We went to the lake yesterday, and had a good time, so now we wanted to come spend money today," shopper Ashley Brackman said.
It wasn't all shopping on Monday, as other folks chose to spend the day at the recently opened Hurricane Alley water park. It's the first Labor Day that the park has been opened in Corpus Christi, and with the hot weather, a lot of people said it was the place to be.
"It's really hot outside, so we thought we'd spend the day with family out in the water," said Rhonda Brumblow.
"I really like the slides that are right beside us, because we get to race," 10-year old Natalie Brumblow said. "It's exciting going down."
Another spot packed with folks this Labor Day was, of course, the beach.
"I think you should spend time with family all you can," said Mike Ceballos. "Spending time with family is an important thing to do. It's always fun."
The beaches were packed with both locals and folks from out of town on Monday, as beach goers enjoyed a little barbecue and some rest and relaxation before heading back to work on Tuesday.
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