We all went to Crystal Beach the day after Brooke and Brad's Harry Potter party. Crystal Beach is a popular resort community that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico located in the resort town of Bolivar, encompassing approximately 27 miles of golden sand. To get there we drove to Galveston then took the ferry over to the Bolivar Peninsula.
WARNING!!!! Photo overload.....now is your chance to opt out of seeing lots of photos....
Looks like Justin has a tight grip on Mr. W so he doesn't wiggle his way over the side of the ferry.
I love this sweet girl so much.....just saying.
The ferry ride is a HUGE highlight of the trip. We were entertained by seagulls and dolphins. Yes, that's right. Dolphins. I took so many photos trying to get a shot of one on the way over....didn't happen. However, I did get one on the way back. I'll share that photo with you tomorrow on the second part of this post.
This shot reminded us of Finding Nemo. You know when Nigel is looking for Nemo amongst all of the other pelicans?
Here's a pic of what the beach looked like when we arrived. There were no cars to be found.
Two vehicles came a little later during the day. They were so far down we still had plenty of privacy.
There were eally big mosquito hawks. Like really big. I guess they are living up to the saying that "everything is big in Texas". If you look closely, this one is eating a bug. I had never seen a mosquito hawk this big.
The kids love to look for sand crabs. They get so excited every time they catch one. Lots of squeals.....
They both found one.....
Here's a closeup of the other side once the crab has retracted into its shell.
I looked up the history of Crystal Beach and Bolivar for you:
My little Sweet P!!!
I have lots more photos to share with you tomorrow.
I will also be sharing with you why the blog has been so quiet lately. We have been incredibly busy working on various projects. And one of them happens to be another remodel!!! I can't wait to share the photos with you.
Take care and God Bless,
P.S. Go Astros!!!!