09-17-2023 Club Hunt in Port Aransas Texas

09-17-2023 Club Hunt in Port Aransas Texas

The club had a hunt in Port Aransas, Texas.  There were 8 members present.  Earl & Peggy Theiss, Robert & Karen Kamenzind, Bradley and Mary Palmer, and Tom & Debra Ashworth were the members that were at the hunt.


Everyone had to stop at a store in Port Aransas to get a pass to park on the beach. Where to buy a beach parking permit: Port Aransas Welcome Center, Family Center IGA, Port Aransas City Hall, Port A Local Co, Ace Hardware, Islander, and participating convenience stores.  $12 for the year.  Debra and I got our pass at a Stripes on the way to the beach.

14k Gold Ring and Sterling Silver RingI was the first one at the beach and sent GPS map coordinates to everyone so they could join the fun.  I got to the beach at 10 a.m. and hunted until 3 p.m.  In the first hour found several coins and a .925 Sterling Silver ring.   After that I hunted and people started arriving so we all sat and talked for a bit.  Bradley offered to be a cameraman for my YouTube Video, so I started hunting.  While he was filming I found another ring.  This time it was a 14k ring with 5 diamonds on it.

Around 4 pm Debra and I checked into the Airbnb we stayed at.

At 7 p.m. on Friday Debra and I we meet with everyone at:

MacDaddy's Family Kitchen
118 Beach Street
Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-2271

We all were disappointed in the food, the price, and the service at this place.  It was way overpriced for what we got in food and the service was really bad.  They automatically charged an 18% gratuity which was not appreciated


Toms 1942P Silver Nickel

We started the early morning hunt around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday until around 11 a.m.   It got really hot and we all stopped at 11 am.   Everyone found some coins and artifacts.  I found a 1942 Wheat Penny, a kid's shovel, and about $3.00 in change.

At 7 PM we meet for Debra's Birthday Celebration at:

Virginia's on the Bay
815 Trout St
Port Aransas, TX 78373

The food at this place was OK the service was good, but they automatically charged an 18% gratuity which was not appreciated.  We all had a good time though.


Robert and I hunted under the pier where they had a public event going on the day before.  I found around $4 in change, a 1940s Rare Tawain coin, and a 1942-P silver nickel.


Everyone had a great time and we got to know each other better.  I want to thank Bradley for helping me get pictures and videos for this post!