Friday, May 7, 2010


Well it has been too long since my last post. Well we went to Galveston a couple of weekends ago with the FAM. The FAM being my mother and father, my Aunt and Uncle, Kyle, Caroline and myself. We had our pictures take on the beach. Still haven't seen them yet so I don't know if the trip was worth it or not...I jest. I had the most fabulous time with my family.

Believe it or not Galveston has a lot to offer and Kyle and I both discussed how we needed to go and visit more often. Although we might want to revisit that conversation in light of the latest oil disaster in the Gulf. I can hear Kyle kussing as I type this.....$%^&*#$ BP.....They're messing it up for all of us. Well enough on the oil and gas how I wonder. On to our Galveston vacay.

Well needless to say. Caroline was so happy to get out of the car and see her PawPaw. This girl loves him so much....can you tell?

Well everyone was pretty much beat from the traveling day so we just had some of Dad's barbeque and went to bed.

But it was bright and early the next day. It started with a walk on the beach with everyone...including Vivian.

Proud Grandparents.

Vivian absolutely LOVED the ocean. If there hadn't been an attack of the jellyfish I would have totally let her run around for hours!

Check out my photography skills and my Aunt Kathleen with Caroline.

Look at those boys. She LOVED playing in the sand...Look at those legs!

During the trip she FINALLY got that stinking toe in her mouth.

We just hung out and spent the day walking around The Strand. Kyle had to go back to Houston because he got the entire suite for the Astros game. We were all really proud of him. Then we headed back to the house to just lay around.

The next day we decided to have lunch at Guidos. A Galveston landmark. I believe the restaurant has been in service for 99 years. Its a must go when visiting Galveston.

This is how Caroline started the lunch at Guidos. In her "seat"

This is how she ended the meal...

Then we made it over to a local fish market for some food for dinner (glad we got some good quality sea food prior to the BP disaster).

These were the only two that I could get to take a picture with the statute

I saw this and couldn't resist taking a picture. You should have seen the faces of all of the fish mongurs. They thought I was crazy taking pictures of the fish, shrimp and seasonings. I'm pretty sure that people take pictures with the one-legged salty sailor on a regular basis.


We had eaten so much at lunch that we decided that we would just snack for fish. We saved for the next time. So when you don't have to prepare a lavish seafood dinner. What do you do with your time? Play with the baby and enjoy cocktails!

Then it was bath time. Caroline learned a new trick while we were there and it involved her octopus bath toy....

The next day all of the guys went fishing. Thanks to Granny and PawPaw. So the girls went to lunch at Red Fins and then went shopping for souvenirs. I wanted a snow globe, yes I collect them, and a t-shirt for Caroline. So we went to Murdochs.

It was fabulous. They have this wonderful veranda on the back and serve adult beverages. So we didn't find a t-shirt for Caroline but we did find some dolphin bath toys. We pulled up three rocking chairs and listened as the waves crashed below us.

Check out these hermit crabs...I couldn't resist taking their pictures.

Then we were off to the beach...with Vivian...a stroller...beach towels and an umbrella. Vivian had to be returned, it was too windy for the umbrella. It lasted all of 30 minutes.

As we were making our way back we saw the guys pull in. They regailed us with their fishing stories. They had a wonderful time and Kyle caught this huge Red Drum fish. It was the biggest fish caught that day. Way to go Kyle.

Then it was time for the fish fry. It was our last night. During the day Aunt Kathleen bought Caroline this fish fry dress...she isn't spoiled at all.

She loves her Gumpa!

We enjoyed fabulous grouper and flounder and wine.

It was absolutely divine! The perfect way to end our vacation....wait I did...let's wake up at 5 and get ready to take pictures! Silly weather on Friday ruined our plans. We ended up taking them early...7:00. I'll post them once we get them!


melissa said...

Looks like so much fun! We should have a friend vacay down there!

Kelly Tarro said...

looks like yall had fun! we definitely need to take advantage of galveston more...