Sunday, August 9, 2009
Scott had last week off, so we took 2 days and went back to Galveston. We were delayed a bit because G refused to pick up puzzle pieces she dropped on the floor. So we had to wait until she was more compliant with our requests. We got to Galveston late and went swimming in the hotel's pool instead of the beach. It was a pretty crappy pool. We ate dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. The food was so mediocre, but we enjoyed watching the volcano erupt outside. G was scared of the animals inside, which is the first time I've ever seen her afraid of anything. We walked on the beach afterward and G got soaked, forgetting she wasn't wearing her swim suit.
Wednesday we went to Schlitterbahn and had a blast. We decided G was big enough to ride the rapids in the kiddie seat, so we went through 3 times. She kept asking to go back, wanting to ride the "rabbits." We made fun of her for awhile, but she knows it's rapids now. Super cute. She had to wear a life jacket because SB didn't like her using floaties, but she thought it was fine. She also kept asking about the rides, and maybe next year or the year after she'll be big enough to ride, but really, we have the best time just floating on the river. There's the excitement of the waves, looking around at all the tattoos. We stop occassionally for her to play on different play grounds or go back to our table to put sunscreen on or to get a snack.It was a really fun day. We had dinner at Mario's, which was incredible. They have a Wed night buffet that was so good. Seafood soup, lots of different Italian dishes, pizza and delish desserts. We defnintely found our new favorite place to overeat.
Thursday we got moving slowly. We packed everything up, then went to the beach for an hour or so. G had fun. Then we went to lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, which was a little expensive, but we got to sit on the deck and see the Elissa beside us. It was lovely. We rode the ferry home and that was that. Lots of fun for us.