7.12.2010

July Adventure

This weekend Mitch and I got away to the Texas coast (despite the alleged tar balls) and we had a wonderful time! Friday night we went to Minute Maid Park to watch the Houston Astros take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Afterwards we went to the latest Houston bar scene down on Washington with a few local friends. Saturday we drove down to Galveston relaxed on the beach, sans tar, followed by some pretty good burgers at The Spot. Most of Galveston is still rebuilding after Hurricane Ike hit almost two years ago; it was sad to see so many shops along The Strand boarded up. We stayed in Texas City and then went to the Kemah Boardwalk on Sunday, which was exciting despite the swarms of mosquitoes. We had a fancy dinner at Landry's, including delicious lobster tail and a mango mojito. We drove back today after another night's stay in Texas City, and of course rounded off the trip with a stop at the infamous Buc-ee's.

Maybe I never realized it but sometimes a weekend getaway can improve even the best life. It doesn't have to be glamorous or far away, but exploring and making memories with someone you care about is half the adventure.

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