Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday Evening...

We are finally home and unpacked and washing our beach towels! Thank goodness!!! In Galveston we found this pretty hotel/resort, the San Luis resort. It's facing the ocean and it's soooo pretty. It reminds me of something straight from the old Hollywood days.





It was so beautiful. I snapped these photos as we drove past, so they don't really show how beautiful it is.
There is also a hotel that's built out on a pier. It's called the Flagship Hotel. However, when Ike came in 2008 it destroyed much of the hotel and completely demolished the pavement from Seawall Blvd onto the paved pier to the hotel.


We went back to the hotel to rest and found out how really burned we were! I woke up with such a migraine and my left ear hurting from the waves hitting it I told the girls we HAVE to go find a CVS or Walgreens. Let me just say the navigator got us lost three times... We finally found it, on a not so good part of town about 30 minutes later. Had I known, there was a grocery store AND a Wal-Mart and Sonic one exit up from our hotel. Oh well, we know for next time. After two extra strength Tylenol and a cool shower we headed back to the island. We found an entire apartment complex abandoned from Ike. It was really sad. We stopped by Murdoch's gift shop to pick up some goodies. I LOVED when Papa Bear put on the captains hat...


And lens tried on this cutie...


They had tons of cute shell wind chimes but we figured it would just get destroyed here at home so we didn't buy one. BUT we did bring this pretty home...


I've already placed it on my mantle. Now I need to get some pretty coral for the other side of my mantle. After Murdoch's we went to the Rainforest Cafe River Adventure. It's a boat ride through the rainforest with animated animals and Indians. It was so fun. At the very end some glow in the dark spiders dropped down over our boat and Lena dove on the ground. It was sooo funny, poor baby. She really does have arachnophobia, God bless her! The wait for the Rainforest Cafe itself was over an hour so we ended up just going to a Bar-B Q place. It was ok...nothing spectacular. After dinner we went back to the hotel to pack. We had a great time, it just wasn't long enough. Next time we will take a few more days to relax and play there. This was literally a last minute trip.
We're home now and I am so happy! I loved the island, but there is NO place like home!
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