"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

There's Something About the Beach!

Sunset my first night.
Growing up on the Gulf Coast and spending lots of time in Galveston, there is just something about the beach.  It is good for the soul!   I reserved a spot at Henderson Beach State Park from Saturday, January 26th through Friday, February 1st.  Pure bliss!

Windy and rough water!
The first couple of days the weather was beautiful but then turned cold and rainy.  One day it was just plain scary but I have my emergency plan worked out - get a hotel room!!!  I didn't have to do that but I did watch the weather closely all day.  The wind was really blowing and the red flags (danger) were flying.

Each day I enjoyed long walks along the beach; rode my bike one afternoon; ate lots of seafood (boiled shrimp and fresh oysters!); and did major damage at the mall one rainy afternoon.  I think I am a throwback to my gender - I just don't like to shop!!!  Didn't seem to have much trouble this day, though.

Oysters on the Half-Shell
I watched them shuck these - and
they came from Galveston, TX!
Portugese Man of War I saw on the
beach - I can remember getting
stung by these when I was a kid!
Not fun!!!

Ardell joined me for one night on her way back to Houston.  We ate at "The Back Porch" a seafood restaurant that Peg and Dave recommended.  It turns out our little brother and several other friends had also eaten there.  I had the Grouper Destin - grilled grouper with shrimp.  No complaints!!!

Sunset the night before I left.


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