Tuesday, April 27, 2010

W is for Water

W is for Water
I've been needing a mental health day-so I took it. I went with my friend Ev to Galveston Island.  Galveston is only about 45-1hour from where we leave so it's fantastic for a day trips. First we went to Moody Gardens. If you've never been to Moody Gardens you can find out more about it here. At first I was really bummed about Moody Gardens-they didn't have the Rainforest pyramid open and the Colonel Paddle Wheel Boat was closed. Those were the two attractions I had been really looking forward too. However, I decided not to let that ruin my day. I'm so glad that I didn't! We ended up going to the Aquarium pyramid at Moody Gardens. It was fantastic. Watching the fish swim. Is so relaxing. It reminded me about Matthew 6:30 where The Bible talks about how God clothes the lilies and how much more he will care for us. 
The penguins by far were the coolest! They are so funny! There was this one penguin who kept following us as well walked around the penguin habitat. I think it might have been because I had a lot of yellow on and he/she thought I was a penguin! LOL
After Moody Gardens we went to Gaidos. I had never been to Gaidos before. I had heard it was this wonderful classy, swank restaurant along the sea wall with fantastic food. They were right. I've never had such wonderfully, fresh food! Usually food that fresh comes from home. I especially loved their crab cheesecake. No it's not a dessert-it's an appetizer and AMAZING appetizer. The baked mahi-mahi was good too. I can't wait to go back and have some of their world famous oysters! 
No trip to the Galveston would be complete without stopping by Ben and Jerry's for some ice cream. I love their Pish Food! After lunch we made it to the beach. We choose to go to the west end of the island because its less developed. We drove right down to the shoreline and got out our chairs and blankets. I've never realize before how soothing the sound of the waves were. It was so relaxing. It seemed like the wind and sea washed all my worries and cares away.  After several hours we realized we had to come back to reality-like it or not. 
I hope you've enjoyed my letter W post. I apologize for not having more pictures. I left my camera in my friends car. As soon as I can I will update this post with pictures I took. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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At April 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM , Blogger WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

It sounds a wonderful place to go, a bit too far for me though.
Have a lovely day.

At April 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love Gaidos, gotta go there every time I visit Galveston! I've not been since hurricane Rita, so it's been several years. Thanks for the virtual visit there!

At April 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

I love Galveston I live only 26 miles from there and we go several weekends in a year...Guidos is yummy but I am more of a fish market fix it myself gal but a romantic night out is fun too... Moody Gardens is recovering well...Ike was not nice to them and I am very sad about the rain forest pyramid...My son loves it.

At April 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Raquel Byrnes said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time...glad you could get away.

At April 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM , Blogger Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got out for some R&R.

At April 27, 2010 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

We are almost done with our alphabet.... a lot of work everyone should be proud!

At April 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Galveston is one of my favorite places on the planet! Glad you got to enjoy the wonderful ocean. Ahhhh...:)

I'm doing "WATER" for my W word, too. Haven't posted yet though.

Have a great day!

At April 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM , Blogger Carol Fleisher said...

Good news! Moody Gardens rain forest pyramid will reopen at the end of the week! :)

At April 27, 2010 at 10:04 PM , Blogger myletterstoemily said...

what a wonderful watery wayfaring.

At April 28, 2010 at 6:25 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

Carol, I am so jealous that you live so close to Galveston. I lived at Crystal Beach before I married Roy 7 years ago and I will always miss it. You are so right about the sound of the water and waves washing away your cares.


At April 29, 2010 at 1:12 AM , Blogger arlee bird said...

I went to Galveston last August when I was in Houston visiting my Daughter and her husband. We just did a quick run through. We drove past Moody Gardens but didn't go there. Just walked downtown some and went to Landry's restaurant near the beach. Nice, but fast visit.

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