The final day of our Spring Break trip was a drive to the sunny beaches of Galveston. The only problem we encountered, however, was a very cold, overcast blustery day!
It had been years since we’d been to Galveston, before the hurricanes that have ravaged the area in the last few years. When our children were young, we had taken a trip and stayed at The Flagship Inn, which was built on piers over the water. All that’s left of the hotel is a skeleton now, but we enjoyed our stroll down memory lane anyway.
The beaches on the east side of Galveston Island were overflowing with Spring Breakers. If anyone had asked “Where the Boys Are,” the east side would have been the answer!
We chose to go to the west side beach in hopes of having a more kid-friendly environment. We went to the state park beach, bought a day pass, then returned to a commercial area and bought some souvenirs (mainly blankets!). We returned to the beach and found a nice area near a (clean!) restroom building that wasn’t at all crowded.
After the sandcastle was carefully enclosed in a wall of sand columns, we convinced the boys they were hungry and headed back to find a restaurant. Salsas gave us hearty Mexican food, and with full tummies and a few souvenir T-shirts, we headed back to Houston, a fun if chilly day to end our vacation.