Houston, we have a problem! And, it’s called “rain”…lots and lots of rain and floods!!
We had a fabulous time at Galveston Island Beach! The kids love going to the beach so when we told them to get dressed to go, there were so many squeals, ha!! It’s always the free stuff that brings the most enjoyment 🙂
Though we had plenty of warning with the impending storm clouds and the first few pitter patters of the rain drops, we decided not to pay them any mind. It wasn’t long before we were on a full sprint, beach towels, chairs, flip flops, and beach toys, to the truck. Nonetheless, drenched from head to toe, we got a good laugh out of our willful ignoring of the obvious signs.
The next day, we decided to head into Houston, about 30 minutes north of Galveston to explore the city. Our first stop was to the mall. It was a nice layout, which made it look a lot bigger than it really was. We bought a few things at a couple stores, had some chocolate at See’s Candy, but the main purpose was to let the kids get some energy out since it was pouring outside!
We noticed that there was a Dave & Buster’s attached to the mall, which was perfect for a rainy day! It was the kids’ first time at D&B’s and they had a blast. Of course, they used all of their winnings on candy. Wonder who they got that from? 🙂
Candy Crush!! Right up Kelly’s alley, ha!
Madison won BIG time on Deal or No Deal! We were a tad bit excited and we could be as crazy as we wanted since we were the only customers in the whole place!
Later, we stopped by the Houston Space Center.
We visited the Buffalo Soldiers Museum and learned a lot about African Americans in the military. We left with questions answered and a great sense of pride.
We had planned on just driving by Lakewood Church, the largest church in America, but when we got there, decided to go inside. The attendants inside were so nice and even opened the Worship Center for us to see. It is a pretty impressive campus and right in the middle of the city.
Mackenzie leading the Pledge of Allegiance, ha!!
Having a craving for authentic Mexican Food, we did the most obvious thing to find the best one: we asked google. We found Chapultepec Lupita.
Phillip keeping Daddy warm.
William ordered a cheeseburger…from a Mexican Restaurant…smh.
The food was fantastic and the view by the window, watching the cars splash water up on the window was thrilling for the kids. It was just a sign of things to come.
We had planned to visit the Holocaust Museum and the Children’s Museum before leaving Houston, but as the rain kept coming and the waters were not receding, we used our better judgement and decided to get out of Houston and go back to our RV in Galveston.
We made it back safe and sound, and eventually decided to cut our trip to Galveston two days short because of the floods. Now, we are in lovely Abita Springs, LA for the week. But, we’ll get into that next time 🙂