Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Texas Beaches~a love affair with the Gulf of Mexico


Texas the beautiful...my state of mind, relaxed~~~~~


Kicking back with family in Texas~perfection indeed.



Few things are a certainty in life. While we moved several times as I was growing up there were a few constants other than family, faith & friends. The Gulf of Mexico was always there somehow. My visits to the Texas Gulf coast might have been punctuated with long absence but my heart was always there somewhere between the sand & the surf. As an adult we've lived other places close to beaches but there is something kind & gentile about the Texas beach towns. Galveston & South Padre are quite past "touristy" these days. (Believe me, I still enjoy a trip to Galveston now & again!) While condos & rapid expansion have gobbled up many coastal communities Port Aransas Texas has stayed much the same. I can only say that; growth hasn't changed the overall character & feel of the town. I like the sight of surf fishing in the early hours, bonfires on the beach in the evening & the noises of countless sea birds at the edge of the sand rushing in for the morning's salty pickings!




Nothing feels so nice on the toes as the soft sand of the misty mornings there.



















Everything old is new again in a beach town~I remember these little beach cottages from my childhood. I was glad to see that some landmarks are still just as I remember...well almost! Mermaid's & cute paint jobs not withstanding, these are exactly the same. My love affair with the Texas Gulf Coast? Not over yet, not in this lifetime~

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Some things don't change I guess! One thing is for sure though, anytime you and Dad want to meet on the beach I'm there!

mendytexas said...

AAHH...Galveston Beach...my home away from home. My husband and I both grew up near Galveston and visit often. You weren't too far from me! Our secret spot outside of Galveston is Surf Side Beach. Jamaica, it's not....but it's ours!
:)Mendy

Dee said...

Mendy, so funny! When we used to live in Houston SurfSide was still a sleepy little beach spot. Hope it stays that way!

Abby said...

So peaceful ... I've gotta get there one day! Of course I've just returned from the beach, and I've gotta say, N.C. beaches are some of the best, too!

Love the sunrise/sunset (?) photo and the pink crocs one, too!

Kate said...

What a wonderful family time together...looks like it was really special.

Nice selection of songs too :)

tilegirl said...

Geez, won't he ever smile??????

tilegirl said...

P.S. Beautiful photographs even without a smile from the husband :)

Carla said...

we loved staying RIGHT ON THE BEACH--Shawna will have to say what it was called. I'm not a beach person but I loved being able to walk the beach at night, pick up shells and listen to the surf.

Chef E said...

Great pictures, and the shoes on the beach...aweeeee

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