The Hotel Galvez has many amazing amenities… One of our favorites was the complimentary beach bikes. We were able to tour the historic areas we wanted to, visit cute shops, dine out, catch a movie and a few museums all while on our bike ride. The next day brought coldness and an ice storm.
We had planned to go on a speedboat ride and parasailing but could no longer do so because of the weather conditions, instead we found something warm and adventurous to do at Moody Gardens. We arrived just in time to catch the wild ocean film in 3-D. The dolphins and water drops came jumping off the screen right into my lap 🙂 Next we headed into the rainforest jungle, we even saw a monkey up close and personal. Lots of exotic birds, fish, reptiles and plants. It definitely took us to a different place, no ice in here.
On our way to to the aquarium we again braved the cold outdoors. There was much to see in this pyramid, once more we were transported into another world. Turtles, penguins, seals, river otters, and sharks galore… This was truly an education in other species as well as a great sensory experience.
Back to the warm and cozy Hotel Galvez for a refreshing cup of lemon water and a nice long shower in the most perfect hotel bathroom ever 🙂