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 beautiful sight and we need to take a ride on the ferry this weekend because we haven’t seen the dolphins in far too long. 
But for the most part, my babies are easy to please. Even a little time at this statue brought smiles to their faces. This sculpture by David W. Moore was dedicated to the citizens of Galveston by the Galveston Foundation, Inc. in 1975. Apparently, it used to be a fountain. Now it is just a monument sitting on the Seawall where tourists (and locals) take daily photos. It is another sign of hope. This statue survived Ike as well. The area around it was pretty busted up and it’s amazing that it stood there amongst the rubble. 
As you can see, the people of Galveston appreciate its beauty, and the entire area has been rebuilt around this fabulous statue to protect it and offer its guests a place to sit, enjoy, and relax by the sea. This is Galveston, and I’m glad my children appreciate and love its beauty as much as their Mommy and Daddy do!

Galveston Club Paradise: Sunset Over The Seawall

The Seawall is surprisingly busy for January. The island is finally recovering from Ike and back in almost full swing. Tourists are flocking despite the cold temps (yes, 40s and/or 50s in the mornings and at night are cold to us). It’s nice to see the island flourishing again though
I could do without all of the traffic but I can overlook that with sunsets like this! Something about this island sky and watching this sunset with my family just brings peace to my entire being and I am whole again. 
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
Elbert Hubbard

Galveston Club Paradise ~ Shiny Happy People at Dusk

Beautiful no? We’re home! I know the seaweed is a bit distracting but that’s to be expected at this time of year. Look beyond that. Look at the shiny happy people. Revel in the beauty of those jetties. Feel the breeze. Enjoy the gentle waves. And just look at that sky! This is Galveston at dusk. And this is why I’m happy to be home.
Because I love it here oh-so much and because I want you to enjoy the beauty that is Galveston Island, I will be posting a photo a day of our little paradise on Earth. Some will include my babies (as if you had any doubt), some will be dawn, some will be dusk, and some will just be the beauty of the ocean or the wildlife at any point of the day. Rest assured, none will be sunrise…I do NOT do sunrise.
So welcome to Galveston, stay tuned, and enjoy your daily dose of Club Paradise!