Mother-Daughter Day At The Beach

Yesterday my 17 year old daughter and I went down to Galveston for our annual mother-daughter day at the beach. We like to walk The Strand and window shop and then hit the beach for a few hours. Since nobody else likes to go window shopping with us we have made this our little tradition together.

Our day started out pretty good we loaded up an ice chest with soda and water and gassed up the car. It only takes us about 30 minutes from our house to get Galveston. We went to the Strand area first. I pulled into a little parking lot and the parking space that I had picked had something laying in it on the passenger side. I jokingly said “I’m not sure about this spot that looks kid of like a Voodoo Doll Head or something!” We got out only to find that it was a dead pigeon! We laughed our head off what a way to start the day.

I went to go pay for parking only to find this:

Parking Meter by you.

The note says: I went underwater during IKE and no longer work. Yay, parking is now free, it would have cost us $5 for parking.

We made our way up and down the Strand popping in and out of shops. It has been a slow road to recovery since Hurricane Ike last year but the Island is coming back. We ended our window shopping tour by going to our favorite place the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. My daughter had a chocolate dipped Oreo and I had a piece of Mint Fudge Brick. We shared a bottle of Chocolate soda which was awesome. We of course had to get a quarter of a pound of Chocolate covered Raisins for my husband and my younger daughter. Too bad they didn’t make it past the car ride home! We meant well!

After we were hyped up on sugar we took off to the Seawall. We found a spot on the beach and headed into the Gulf of Mexico. The surf was a little bit rough but we had fun! Right about the time we were getting ready to leave this guy in his 20’s came up and asked my daughter if I was her sister. She of course said “Eww… No!”and then he turned around and left. I threw her towel at her and said “Thanks a lot! You can’t just let me have one little moment!” I told her to remember Paybacks are Hell!

Life’s Little Lessons

I survived! I spent 3 days at the beach with family and I survived! Nobody bled to death, burned, drowned or killed each other! What a great vacation success!

Most of our time was spent either at the beach or at the pool the condo had. I still don’t understand why people go to the beach and end up swimming in a pool all day. Some things in life just don’t make sense to me and that is one of them!

My favorite time was of course at the beach. I could have stayed there forever!

Galveston Beach

I learned a valuable life lesson at the beach: Kids really do listen to what you tell them. I was walking on the beach just ahead of my two daughters when I heard this conversation take place between the two of them:

  • Daughter #2 (who is almost 1o years old): “Why is there white foam in the ocean?”
  • Daughter #1 (who is almost 17 years old), with a very serious look on her face: “That’s Mermaid shampoo!”
  • Daughter #2: “Yeah right! Why does Seaweed always wash up on shore?”
  • Daughter #1: “Everyone knows that’s from when the Mermaids work in their gardens. They pull all of the weeds out of their gardens and let them wash up on shore. Why do you think they call it Seaweed?!”
  • Daughter #2 whining: “Mom, is she telling me the truth?”
  • Me, aka Mom: “Now why would your sister lie to you? Of course it’s true!”
  • Daughter #1: “Just make sure you don’t ask why the water is brown!”

It looks like the student has learned well from the teacher!

Life’s A Beach

We are taking a break and hitting the beach this week! My in-laws have a time share and will be staying at a condo in Galveston this week. The condo sleeps 8 so they have invited us to come stay there for 3 days. My sister-in-law and her 2 boys will be there as well. That brings us up to 9 people in an 8 room condo. I just pray that we survive!

For the next three days I will be doing nothing but eating, playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean. That is it! I figure with the girls being almost 10 and 17 they can fend for themselves. As long as they are not gushing blood it will be all good!

Life’s a Beach and I intend on enjoying it!


This is where we will be staying.

 This is the beach access from the condos.


FunnySign6-2006.jpg I'll go to a beach with water. image by juniort2

I sure hope they don’t have this sign up!