Monday, April 11, 2011

Galveston


Since our first family beach trip last year, we've resolved to go down more often, especially in the off times. No one in our family likes a big crowd, but we all love the surf and an empty-as-possible beach. So, this past Saturday we packed up and headed back down to Galveston.

If you are used to New England beaches, it's a bit of an adjustment. To me it doesn't seem as clean, and there's no zoning, so the development on Galveston isn't exactly quaint or charming. On the other hand, you find a nice cross-section of the local poplulation on the beach, with a fun, multi-lingual, multi-cultural feel.

It was very grey and very windy. The boys loved the waves, which seemed a lot bigger than usual. Afterwards we went out to Mooyah Burger, which everybody liked or tolerated really well. When we go out and have such a normal family day, it's a really great feeling.

4 comments:

burgiboogie said...

That is such a great picture! Ordinary family days are so precious aren't they? Glad you guys got to get out and enjoy yourselves!!

kristen spina said...

There's nothing like an empty beach to restore my soul. I'm so glad you had this day. It sounds perfect!

Miz Kizzle said...

Is it true there's no zoning in Texas? I hear scary things about the state, such as horrible public schools with a Bible-driven curriculum, the soaring teen pregnancy rate and vast areas of toxic industrial wasteland. I won't even go into the zest for executions in the Texas legal system.
If a third of what I hear is true, I am grateful to live in the Northeast.

Mom to JBG said...

Oh, my gosh, anything you've heard about Texas is probably true. Not the place to raise two autistic children, but we still have fun!