Friday, February 25, 2011


Sometimes a girl just needs to get-away.  It's not my kids.  They're wonderful!  It's not my life.  I love it!  But sometimes I still feel the need to run away from home and pretend there are no schedules, no expectations and I'm still alive.

Last weekend was it - our little get-away!  Sir Thomas was wonderful to help me escape.  We took the ferry to Galveston and it wouldn't have been complete if we hadn't fed the birds.

It was SO foggy!  We've never seen such fog in the afternoon.  Fortunately, technology allows us to brighten our pictures to ensure our memories are particularly rosy. 

 I'm still amazed at the difference in the landscape post Hurricane Ike.  

Believe it or not, behind those boats and through the fog . . . the waves were crashing on the shore.

It was particularly thoughtful of "Ike" to deposit a few boats on shore for photo ops.  The cost of removing the boats is $$$ high $$$ so the owners typically leave them for a few years until the government condemns them as abandoned.  The boats then belong to the government who gets to pay for the clean-up.  So . . . if you want pictures with random boats you should go now!

Fog at 3:00 p.m.?  It actually made for romantic walks on the beach.  The view up close is really good, don't you think?  Sir Thomas is much better to look at than miles of beach and surf.

I've never been one to carve my name in a tree.  Terrible idea!  Drawing in the sand . . . that's totally different!

The temperature dropped and the breeze was blowing.  I was wishing we had a personal photographer.  It would've been so nice to have great pictures of us together.

The following picture is for Keaton!  He LOVES Jack-in-the-Box.  Although it was only across the street it was tough to see through the fog.  We knew Keaton would've been able to spot it!  I should mention: 
1.) Today is his birthday so I'll be blogging again soon  
2.)  Although he LOVES Jack-in-the-Box, he doesn't eat there very often since he's figured out it's not healthy.

From Galveston, we drove to Kemah.  I love Kemah.  Sadly, everyone else has discovered our little secret and so it gets rather crowded.  
Good marketing, I assume.

  The fountains are the best!  It was cold.  I was wet.  
It was FUN!

This is my favorite necklace right now.  I think it says everything!  
{Except, Melissa hearts Thomas too.}

We ate at the Aquarium.  Yummy.  The atmosphere is a bit loud but we particularly enjoy watching the fish.  We were disappointed that Lefty no longer has a residence at the Aquarium.  He was a sea turtle and we felt like he was our friend.  He had lost his left flipper in an industrial accident and was being rehabilitated.   Originally the "experts" working for the government said he couldn't survive on his own.  They changed their minds.  Being an endangered species,  Lefty was released.  Good luck, Lefty!

It's fun to be a kid!  Sir Thomas enjoys playing in the fountains even more than I do.  I'm so glad he's teaching me how to play.  I've never been very good at that.

The rest of our little get-away was wonderful!  I'm so thankful for an amazing husband.  
He loves me.  I love him. 
That makes me one happy girl.
It also made me a girl that was ready to go home to my sweet kids.