May 25, 2012

Friday's Happiness Is...

The Beach!  I grew up in Southeast Texas and because the Texas gulf coast was only a short drive away, we went to one of the Texas beaches with my family every summer and I have wonderful memories!  Our current home is in the Houston area, so a 45 min drive will land us on the beach.   My husband and I take our kids every summer too and they just love it!  So here are a couple of pics from our last two trips to Galveston, TX.  We stayed at Point West in a condo with another family and had a great time! 

 drip castle

 flying a kite

 looking for shells

 family pic

 only a short walk from the pool to the beach

 pool & waterfall (they also have a lazy river)

 pool with great view of the ocean

 clean, flat, private beach (with no vehicles)

my boys boogie boarding

We have also stayed at the Galvestonian, and San Luis which are also both great.  We would also like to try staying at the Palisade Palms on one of our future trips as well.

Galveston also has many great restaurants and shopping.  Downtown Galveston is The Strand with historical buildings, shops, restaurants, and ship viewings.   Moody Gardens has a huge aquarium, rain forest, beach area, and theater.  The new Pleasure pier will also be open this summer, which my kids will be excited to check out.   Schlitterbahn Waterpark is also a blast for the kids.  If you're in the area, go check it out!

Hope your Memorial Day Weekend is filled with happiness!

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