Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend Getaway to Galveston Beach

Josh had Friday off and it was going to be beautiful weather, so we decided Thursday evening to book a hotel room down in Galveston for the weekend.  We stayed at the San Luis Resort which is such a beautiful place!
We got down there Friday afternoon and sat by the pool while we waited for our room to become ready for check-in. We didn't have our bathing suits with us since they were packed away in our suitcases, so I took Lila's clothes off (except for her diaper) and rolled up my pants and we took advantage of the heated pool.  Lila had a great time playing and splashing on the steps, and it made our wait so much shorter!
Soggy wet diaper from the pool

Once we got in our room, we quickly changed into our bathing suits so that we could head back down to the gorgeous pool to take advantage of the beautiful weather and setting. We swam until around 5ish when we went back up to get ready for dinner.
We took Lila to the Rainforest Cafe and only had to wait about 45 minutes (not terrible for a Friday night on Spring Break) for a table. She got a chance to walk around the patio and meet some friends as we waited for our table (see video below). She loved watching the animated gorilla that was near our table, which was a nice distraction to keep her entertained while we could enjoy our meal!

Friday night was a little rough, to say the least, with Lila sleeping in the same room as us. She went to bed way past her bedtime but also had a hard time getting to sleep until we actually went to bed (shortly after) because she could see us and wondered why she was trapped in her crib. Throughout the night she woke up about every 2 hours, would let out a small cry, and then go back to sleep. Of course, I'm glad she would get herself back to sleep, but it woke me up every single time! That morning she woke up at 6am (which is about 2 hours earlier than she wakes up at home), so we put her in bed with us. Surprisingly she fell back asleep around 6:30, but I didn't because she was snoring so LOUD!
Once we all woke up, we got dressed to go down to the pool for the day. We had to get out there super early to get a chair, so we put our stuff down and walked across the street to the beach. The beach isn't near as nice as Destin's beach (we were so spoiled living there for two years!), but it is still a beach, and Lila didn't seem to notice the difference. She had a great time walking around and picking up seashells. She even tasted a few handfulls of sand (gross, I know!).

We spent the rest of the day at the pool and had such a great, relaxing time. It wasn't quite as crowded as it was the previous day, which was nice! Lila is such a little water bug and literally was jumping off the sides into the pool (while we were right there to catch her!). I wish I could have gotten video of that, but I don't have a waterproof camera.
That night, we had a babysitter stay with Lila in the room while we went downstairs to The Steakhouse restaurant. It was such a nice, delicious meal, and we even got to witness a proposal in the booth next to us! After dinner, we hung out and talked by the pool bar until it was time to relieve the babysitter. It was so great to spend time just the two of us!
Sunday morning, we packed up, ate breakfast, and headed back to our home in League City. Thankfully, we only had to drive about 40 minutes to get back to reality. Now we're home, and glad to be there, but I can't wait for our neighborhood pool to open up! It was so nice to spend the weekend with the family and have no other worries!
Lila didn't want to leave her mini-vacation!

1 comment:

  1. I love the San Luis! It is so pretty! Looks like y'all had a good time.

    And you look amazing - you don't even look pregnant!



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