R Squared | Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy
Thank you for joining me for another Style Me Bloggers Link-Up.
Today we are talking about our summer (vacation) plans.
I don’t have any.
And because I don’t have any solid plans, this post could be over right now.
But when have I ever failed to find something to say? Even where I have nothing to say at all.
(Don’t answer that Paul!)
And today is no exception.
Even though we don’t have any plans set in concrete, I am going to share the vacation ideas that we are kind of tossing around.
Not exactly PLANS, yet.
Then you can come back in the summer to see if they materialized.
Since PC and I were married in 2008, we have taken three international (oo-la-la) vacations. In 2009, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary in France. Four years later, we traveled to Cancun, Mexico for our five year anniversary. And last summer, 2014, we vacay-ed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in celebration(?) of my retirement.
Truly, I don’t think PC is as unhappy or irritable as he might appear above. He just doesn’t smile for pictures, or that’s what he tells me anyway.
Several times we have met up with my daughters Brennyn (Ft. Worth) and Lauren (Houston) for vacations in Galveston, Texas (beach, sorta), which is about an hour from Houston. My sister Valerie (Houston) usually joins us for part of the stay.
I say that Galveston is sorta beach because if you have NEVER been to the beach (like most of my students in El Paso), Galveston does have sand and surf and sun. So, it has all of the necessary ingredients for a beach.
But Galveston has a little something extra to offer beach-goers.
Yup, all of that brown stuff is seaweed.
But how ’bout the beautiful sunset out beyond that seaweed, huh?
So, part of our possible vacation plans for the summer of 2015 tentatively include a night or two at the beach.
We can step right over that seaweed. As PC demonstrates below.
Just never mind about all that ‘plant life’.
But Galveston is good enough to have had a song written about it.
You don’t hear Glen Cambell singing “Ha-wa-ii, oh, Ha-wa-ii”.
We generally go on vacation in July and that is a HUGE month full of milestones for our family. In fact, the whole summer is one big celebration. Paul’s son Matt’s birthday is 6/1, our anniversary is 7/11, Paul’s daughter Katlyn’s birthday is 7/26, Cady’s birthday is 7/28, Brennyn’s birthday is 7/30, Lauren’s birthday is 7/31, Francisco’s birthday is 8/15 and Corey’s birthday is 8/31.
(PC and I have stopped having birthdays)
We usually do some kind of joint birthday celebration in Galveston, including Cady’s first birthday in 2011.
That year, in her honor, there was limited seaweed on the beach.
Our favorite place to stay in Galveston is Pointe West. We usually rent a house and all snuggle in together. First stop is Walmart for groceries and then we drive out to Pointe West, about 20 miles from Galveston.
This year we are thinking of shaking things up a bit.
If we go to Galveston, it may only be for a day or two.
And this year, my brother Kevin (Lexington, KY), niece Shelby and nephew Jacob are joining us along with my sister Valerie, her husband Roby and my nephew Trey.
Lastly, we are thinking of throwing in a day or two in New Braunfels, Texas, north of San Antonio. We’ll probably do this after Galveston. This little village is like a “little bit of old Germany smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. New Braunfels is the kind of old-fashioned town that makes folks feel right at home.” [source]
In another lifetime, I took Brennyn and Lauren to New Braunfels, specifically Schlitterbahn Water Park. We were there only overnight but had a wonderful time and made some sweet memories.
We are thinking of staying in the cabins at Summit Vacation Resort. The cabins are riverfront so that we can jump into our inner tubes and float the Guadalupe River. Then we can jump in the car and head to Schlitterbahn for a day.
But as I type this, I am remembering there is a Schlitterbahn IN GALVESTON. We might need to rethink this whole vacay. It might be that we could just do it all in Galveston.
One stop vacation shopping, if you will.
Actually, it really doesn’t matter where we go. If I am with PC and get to see my daughters, their husbands, my Cady, my sister, my brother and their respective families, then I am happy.
Seaweed is icing on the cake.
I just hope to make some more wonderful memories this summer.
Please stop to see where my blogger sisters are vacationing. And leave me a comment below with your vacation plans.
Hugs and kisses,