Sunday, August 1, 2010

Surf, Sun, and Fun

Last week my husband and I decided to take a mini retreat and get some down time. We went down to Galveston Island. I don't know why but I've always found the beach relaxing. Just hearing the waves and listening to the seagulls is so calming. It's been so hot lately that it was nice to feel the breeze off of the Gulf of Mexico.

At first I didn't know what to expect considering the oil spill. I've been absolutely heart broken over it. We have dear friends and family back in Louisiana and Mississippi that have told us terrible stories of what they've seen. I'm disgusted and want to cry when I think of all the animals and wetlands that have been destroyed by this negligence. We also saw on the local news that they have found tar balls from the spill washed up on Galveston. At first we weren't going to go but then my husband convinced me that the people in Galveston need our business. It's true, the people and businesses along the Gulf need our support through tourism. We went and had a fabulous time. I had so much fun and the beach was fun. I didn't see any oil. We had a great time.


  1. I'm glad you had such a great time and I like your attitude about supporting Galveston and other gulf communities. Hooray for you guys!


  2. Sounds like an excellent time! I've never been to the beach, ever!


  3. Sounds lovely. :) My holiday ended almost two weeks ago, and I already need a new one, deeeep sigh! This weekend we're having lots of guests for barbecue - DH and son are both having birthdays.