Hotel Galvez & Spa is the perfect home away from home!


Loving the Salt Water pool and hot tub at The Hotel Galvez & Spa… Plus the Market Catch and Corn Bread Muffins are a must 🙂 Image

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. Image

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 🙂


Galveston Island, TX. (Day 1)

Galveston Island, TX. (Day 1)

We have felt very welcomed since we drove into Texas… All the southern states were kind to drive through. That has only continued to grow once we reached Galveston. The awesome people at Galveston Island Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau helped us to know the best things to do in Galveston in the off-season. January is the coldest month there and this year was no exception, except maybe a bit icier. We planed to go on a speed boat and parasailing but the weather put a stop to that… But that led us to museums, history, ghost stories, great food and an Amazing time at the Hotel Galvez and Spa ( which opened in 1911 and was the summer White House for a year during one of Franklin Roosevelt’s terms. ) —>