So, me and the bf took a short little trip to Galveston, Texas, this week for a little R&R. We both love to travel and it is cost effective to road-trip within the a four hour radius. Therefore, Galveston was this months mini-excursion.
My favorite part of the vacation had to be Moody Gardens. The aquarium was quite enjoyable. Not only did I see a bunch of this:
I purchased this:
Penguin art!! The aquarium has several enrichment projects for the penguins there. Original artwork is one of them. I decided to contribute to the enrichment fund by purchasing this masterpiece by a King Penguin named Biggio. Evidently my purchase helps purchase other enrichment projects, some of which include traffic cones. Yay for traffic cones!!
We stayed at the Hotel Galvez, which is a beautiful historic hotel complete with an ocean view!! It was beautiful. Here's a small taste (hehehe) of the hotel:
There were several issues with the hotel, but they ended up giving us the room for free (and threw in breakfast), so I highly recommend it. Breakfast included this:
Your own personal baby jars of jam. Love it!!! Anywhooo....good experience with the hotel overall.
We spent a day wandering around the city, looking at all the beautiful sights:
There were a few reminders of Hurricane Ike, but it seems the town has been rebuilt quite nicely.
It was a great trip overall. Favorite Galveston restaurant post to come!!