Galveston Beach Trip

We had a nice mini-vacation a few weeks ago in Galveston with my side of the family. My mom and Woody rented a house on the west end of the island with a nice, private beach only about 100 yards from the house. The kids (and Thomas) had a blast playing in the ocean. Neither of us had ever spent much time in Galveston, and I have been spoiled by the beautiful beaches in Destin, but Galveston wasn’t bad, and you cannot beat a 3 hour drive with 3 kids in the van.

We enjoyed boogy-boarding in the waves, building sand castles (with their uncles doing the brunt of the work), eating sand (Speedy), burying in the sand, and collecting vast amounts of clams and hermit crabs. There was quite a bit of seaweed in the water, which was annoying as it brushed against my feet and legs while in the water. The beach was cleaned at night, which was really nice since a certain little baby kept trying to sample the seaweed.

Our family spent an afternoon at Moody Garden’s Aquarium for some more learning about oceans and wildlife. It was my first time at an aquarium, and it was not disappointing. Everyone had a great time, until a fish surprised Sugar by brushing against her hand in the touch tank. We also went crazy and let the big kids each pick out something from the gift shop.

It was great to get away after our hectic May.

2 Responses to “Galveston Beach Trip”

  1. Ahh, the sea weed in Galveston. We grew up about 20 minutes down the freeway from Galveston, so most of our summer weekends were spent there. And now, can you believe that John and I get homesick for Galveston? Crazy! Did y’all go to La King’s Ice Cream shop?

  2. Julia says:

    What a fun trip! Those sandcastles are awesome! I would love to know more about the house you rented…my parents want us to meet them there for a weekend and are looking for a house. I think we stayed on the west side in a place called Pirates Cove but it wasn’t the most convenient walk to the beach which is so important with the littles. So glad you guys had a nice getaway. Hope to see you around soon :)