Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Galveston Island State Park

Path to the beach from our campsite

Galveston Island Beach

Our campsite with Cabana

We arrived here on Saturday, and it was cool and windy. Wind is a big thing here in Texas, no matter where you go. Yesterday was a nice fairly sunny day, so we went out to the beach, and I picked up some sea shells. Then we headed into town, and stopped and got a few groceries. We checked out an Italian Restaurant that looked good, and decided we would go there tonight! I have been dying for some good Italian food since we left New York over 4 months ago. We did find a place in Rockport that had great pizza (NY style).

One nice thing here is, you can see the ocean from our campsite, and the sound of the waves lull you to sleep at night. Unfortunately, this place was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. They used to have many more sites near the beach, and now I would estimate there are only about 25% of them remaining. It is sad to drive around the area and see signs for Restaurant's and businesses with nothing remaining other than some concrete. Many places have been rebuilt in a relatively short period of time! There are also many beautiful homes that appear to be new.

It's been a rough year for Texas as far as the weather goes. I guess it's been the same for many southern destinations. It still beats battling the ice and snow and frigid cold temperatures at home. We really don't mind cold as much, as long as there is sunshine! Regardless, we are having a really great time.

On Thursday, we plan to go to the Johnson's Space Center in Houston. It is only 25 miles from here. That will be another blog, that's for sure.

Back home we are excited about our new little grandson, Christopher. Unfortunately, we will have to wait to meet him in April. We miss all the grandchildren back home, but before we know it, we will be back to our former life in New York. It's nice to look forward to things. We will always look forward to going home, and we will always look forward to our travels. Life is good!


  1. Galveston State Park is definitely not what it was pre Ike. I am glad you thought of going to the Space Center. It is wonderful and will fill you with awe.

  2. At least you don't have SNOW! We got about 4 inches here today...most of it has melted and it will be 50 tomorrow. That's the thing about the weather in Texas...we do have all the seasons, sometimes in the same week!