The courteous chauffeurs of Corpus Christi Party Bus steer festive groups across illuminated pavement for 90 minutes of Yuletide displays. The tour begins when twosomes board the party bus and recline in comfortable leather seats that fill the expansive interior, which holds up to 15 guests or 45 well-mannered raccoons. Two 19-inch flat-screen TVs join forces with DVD players and multicolored LED lights to compete with the spangled domiciles outside, and Christmas songs blast from the bumping sound system. Duos can sip on two complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the BYOB jaunt or string popcorn garlands across the hardwood flooring and around the bar area. Guests should call ahead to reserve seats; kid-friendly tours can be arranged upon reservation.
1st Choice Limousine squires passengers about town in the leathery lap of luxury with its fleet of professionally chauffeured stretch vehicles. Each stretch horseless carriage comes equipped with color televisions, DVD players, and stereo systems to entertain their charges, as well as mirrored ceilings and a moon roof to bathe riders in the light of celestial bodies or their own celestial smiles. Bilingual drivers share a fluency in English, Spanish, and the hidden navigation lexicon to soothe savage traffic signals and promptly deliver clients to their destinations. Self-stocked wet bars keep each limo furnished with the chilled beverage of your choice, allowing you to toast an elegant Valentine's evening or tone down nerves on the way to the airport.
The accommodating staff at Island Surf Shop and Kayaks rents out a large selection of beach buggies, skillfully coupling wayward beachcombers with a coast-exploring vehicle. Hop into your sand-flecked buggie to discover the dune-hugged beaches of Port Aransas, a town on the northern tip of Mustang Island, replete with brightly hued beach houses, trilling seabirds, and coin-operated sandcastle-building machines. Each one-hour rental outfits sandfaring customers in a shaded, four-seater golf cart fitted with oversized beach-ready tires. Rentals are subject to weather conditions, so plan your adventure on a day with a low chance of raindrops or gumdrops hailstorms.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Texans and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of Energizer AAs for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
The Ford factory--trained technicians at Sames Ford Lincoln coax top-tier performances from engines with booster shots of Motorcraft oil. During the standard oil change, techs unburden cars of their spent oils, replace them with up to 5 quarts of clean 5W-20 lubricant, and confirm performance by asking them how many oil pans they're holding up.