Galveston, O Galveston! (cue the Glen Campbell song)
We walked along the beach and pier after swimming and then, upon the recommendation of many, hit up the Original Mexican Cafe in town, and it was worth the long, hot walk to get there!
(Not much food that day; believe it or not, Mikey ate it all!)
It was super windy and there was a strong current, and I hadn’t paddle boarded in the ocean with my belly yet (so different with the currents than on lakes or rivers even!), but I knew I could do it in some capacity, so our we went. No pictures to show the fun, but we had a BLAST on the water – and what a workout in the ocean! I remembered that from my last two ocean paddles, and we had fun heading out for an hour the first time and about 30 minutes the second time, trying to surf and getting pummelled by the breakers! It was certainly harder with my belly and different center of gravity, but I stood and paddled hard, fell off my board a few times and was fine, and even caught the longest wave between Mikey and I. 😉🤙🏼🏄🏼♀️
We were at the beach from 12-5 and after 2 hours of paddle boarding, rented some beach chairs and an umbrella for some shade. We got the boards and umbrella set up with a discount thanks to SUP Gulf Coast! – Marlo was awesome there chatting and giving us tips and helping me get mine to the water since the lack of core made it tough to carry my board in the wind.I went for a beach stroll while Mikey read for a while, and then we walked home, happy but sunburned (forgot we are basically on the equator!), and used the tub to get ready for dinner. We wanted something on the water to sit outside and opted for Bubba Gump’s for the price and coconut shrimp. Good thing we decided to take the car, because it stated POURING (aka a real tropical storm, not a normal shower!) and we sat inside, above the water, and watched the storm.
It is SO ODD to be warm even while soaking wet outside, and then to go inside in the air conditioning and freeze because of the cold air; heading outside after dinner (when the storm happened to pass!) was so refreshing. After a short seawall walk, we decided to grab some fro-yo, which was a GREAT decision.
Home. More Netflix. More solid sleeping. A last breakfast and a shoreline drive and walk (again, narrowly avoiding another crazy storm!) and a great last day in Galveston.
We drove back to Kingwood to Anna’s parents’ house and Mark (her dad) graciously gave us a ride to the airport. A little bit of Houston Chick Fil’A (grilled chicken sandwich + a fruit cup for me!) and we were off. It’s about a 4 hour flight from Houston to Calgary, so, in my 2XU compression gear (to help with swelling and my left leg’s growing varicose veins!), I practiced some BirthFit squat therapy and stretches.