Enjoying the Island Wildlife

Living in Galveston is enjoyable for many reasons but one of the things I’ve come to realize that I enjoy the most is just watching (no, not in a stalker kind of way…stop that). I sit and watch people interact. I sit and watch children play. I sit and watch the tide roll in. And […]

Auntie Em…We’ve Got Tornadoes on the Island…and It’s Super Cool!

I’m highly aware that tornadoes aren’t always super cool. They can be incredibly devastating and I’m not trying to take away from that. But here on the island, they are SUPER cool for the most part. They pretty much stay over the ocean and they disappear into the sky as quickly as they descend. They […]

The Color of Sunset is My Favorite

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. ~Mattie Stepanek I’m aware that you thought my favorite color was pink. I’ve led you to believe that because in the tangible world, it really is. I’m drawn to the color pink and it often presents itself in my true favorite color which is sunset. […]

Life’s a Beach

This is my babies’ “normal”. This is their life. Sure they deal with seaweed since we live on the gulf, but their life is a beach and they love it. I can only envy them. I wish I grew up like this.  I grew up with ice, snow, sludge, and slush for about 8 months […]

The Island Night Sky

For me, the palms and the sky actually “make” the island. There’s so much more to enjoy around here but this sight is always calming to me. Our skies are beautiful…morning, noon, and night. They are full of colors and textures and each and every time you look up, the sky is different. I suppose […]

Galveston Club Paradise: Pier or Jetty? What’s the Difference?

B and I have this discussion often. What’s the difference between a pier and a jetty and why does it even matter? And by discussion I mean, I’ll say “Let’s walk out on the pier baby” to which he retorts “That’s a jetty”. End of discussion. Mood destroyed. No pier/jetty walking occurs. Why am I […]

Watching the Waves Crash In

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?  ~Ralph Marston     For me, it’s been a long time. Way […]

Galveston Club Paradise: Just What is this Seawall?

The Seawall…the Seawall…she’s always talking about the Seawall. Just what is this Seawall and why do I care? “The fact that the city of Galveston exists today is the triumph of imagination, hope and determination over reality. Perched precariously on a sand-barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is subject to the whims of […]

Galveston Club Paradise: 61st Street Pier

The 61st Street Pier is pretty cool really. It’s a jetty that leads to a building, that leads to a full blown pier where people fish and look over the ocean’s beauty. I’m drawn to this building for many reasons. I love the colors, I love the location, and I wish I could live here […]

Galveston Club Paradise: Smiling Babies and Dolphins

The babies love the island. They smile a lot here and they are in awe with the beauty of the ocean, and the dolphins. They absolutely adore seeing the dolphins. But it’s cold here now in the evenings and the dolphins are pretty much only visible if you take the ferry. They really are a […]