Where we stayed: Dellanera RV Park
Since our main goal for Houston was to see the Johnson Space Center, I tried to find us a place to stay on the eastern side of town. After my hard time finding a place to stay in Austin during the MLK weekend, I decided to call in advance to Houston to make sure we'd have a spot. The last thing I wanted was to be aimlessly driving the rv and tow car (or riding shotgun) around a huge city during weekend traffic. I was suprised to find that all the places I called were already filled for the weekend. Bah!
So instead of staying near the Johnson Space Center, I booked us a spot thirty minutes south on Galveston Island. We pulled into the outkirts of Houston on Saturday afternoon and elected to take Route 6 to Galveston. Route 6 is like a road or expressway. I have to say it was almost as bad as driving down PCH in Santa Monica on a summer weekend. Everyone was out running errands and going to BBQs. It took us forever but we finally made it to our rv park on the beach right as the sun was setting.
It's been awhile since we've seen the beach. I have to say that waking up and feeling the slightly humid air and hearing the waves was awfully nice. Matt and I grabbed our coffees and sat outside to enjoy the breakfast view. Unlike in the Pacific where the waves can be blue/green and crash one at a time, these Gulf of Mexico waves were brownish (from the river water/silt that comes down and mixes in with the ocean water). And because of the shallow water, the waves come tumbling in all over the place.
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
Our campground on the beach.
Galveston Island Ferry
Yes, the rv fit... but it was very cozy! Instead of driving through Houston traffic, we took the ferry off of Galveston and stayed coastal as we drove toward Lousianna.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!