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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our weekday get-a-away

After Charlotte's birthday party, Jude and I left the girls with Tootsie & Big Poppa and Gigi & Papa John for four days while we visited Galveston and Houston four our 5 year anniversary. We were blessed to have your help - we really needed the time away and enjoyed every second of it (minus the times I was vacationing at 'Moody' Gardens, right Jude?).

Anyway. Here's what we did.

Day 1:
We drove from Sulphur straight to Schlitterbahn water park in Galveston. It was small and manageable, but really nice and fun - except for when we waited in line for 45 minutes to boogie board and the waves scooped us up in 2.5 seconds - watch the video. We ate lunchables for lunch and Schlitterbahn pizza for dinner.  That night we walked from our hotel to Brick House Tavern and listened to a country singer play the steel drums. Yeah, I don't know... And we walked back along the shore, holding each other's hand in one, and sandals in the other. (Say it with me, "Aww.").

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Day 2:
We ate granola bars for breakfast and headed out for shopping in downtown Galveston. It was pretty quaint. We ate lunch at a little cafe, The Lunchbox, and enjoyed freshly cut taffy at the candy store. In the afternoon, we went to the beach which is right across the street from our hotel (shown in the photos). We went to Gaidos for our fancy anniversary dinner - and let me tell you, the enormous crab and crazy logo outside couldn't be more disconnected from the inside atmosphere of this fine dining establishment. They were celebrating their 100th year of family owned service and we loved our mahi mahi and shrimp dishes. After dinner we drove to the Kemah boardwalk about 25 minutes away to ride roller coasters and walk along the boardwalk.

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Day 3:
Granola again. We packed up and drove to Houston for our museum tour. We saw 7 different art museums in their Museum District - all free, mind you - including a Byzantine Fresco that was so beautifully preserved in a specially built chapel, as well as contemporary photography, craft, and fine art museums. And since Jude wasn't allowed to take photos inside the museum, he resorted to taking lots of photos of me. I'm only vain enough to put up a few... We also made it to an awesome backpacking store to buy the girls new Klean Kanteens (thanks for the coupons, Mandi!). We had Chinese for lunch and in the evening we walked around The Galleria. I know it's silly, but we had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe there because I've never eaten at one. There. Scratch it off my list.
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Day 4:
Granola (although we debated room service... maybe for our 20th.). We packed up and headed to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston because they were having a free general admission day and we also checked out the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston right next door. For lunch we split a $5 Footlong at Subway and munched on home-brought snacks and water. Vacation was clearly over. We drove back to Sulphur, just in time for dinner with the girls and to watch Charlotte do this:

Re-watching this, I can tell Joan seems a bit bothered by the attention Charlotte's getting...

1 comment:

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

15 years seems like enough time to save up for the fancy breakfast :)

Happy Anniversary!