My family took a short getaway to the gulf this week just after the last day of school. We wanted to avoid the Memorial Day weekend crowd and left on Memorial Day. The drive was easy with hardly any delays especially in Galveston. The seaside was crowded though from one end to the island to the other. Once past the bridge, there remained quite a few people on beaches but not nearly as many as in the more populated areas.
We found access near Surfside and introduced my baby boy to the surf. His expression was priceless–first as I let the wind fill the kite wings and climb into the air with the very long tail. He then tip toed into the water and immediately discovered how cool the wet sand felt especially when finding shells. From that point on, he had a shell in each hand and played for almost an hour that very late afternoon.
My husband and I had talked about renting a vacation house with another family along the shore for a week. I like to be as far away from the general population as possible. As I get older, I do not enjoy all the trendy hot spots that everyone else likes. Really, it’s the crowds more so than the actual place that make the experience less enjoyable. Pack up absolutely everything you need to avoid a trip back into the city and simply relax. Peace. Quiet. Privacy.