|For all our friends and family who are stuck "up north"|
|Good bye Winchell's - We had so much fun with you all!!|
It was 350 miles and 6 1/2 hours (according to our RV GPS) to Galveston so we were happy to make it there right after 5:00, that gave us 1/2 hour to set up before sunset. The park office was closed but a sign indicated which sites were available so we just headed in and picked one. The sites are all
|Cold Monday Morning|
We woke up Monday morning to a frozen water spigot - that's how cold it was down here in Texas! With the wind chill, the temps were in the 20's, we definitely need to go further south. Luckily, it warmed up and we had no further water problems. No matter how cold it gets down here I know how much worse it is in Illinois and am very grateful to be here out of that mess.
|Look who we found hanging out in Galveston|
The other store we went into was right next door, an antique store. Both stores were hit hard by the hurricane in 2008, the antique store lost 95% of their merchandise. We were there in July of 2008, two months before the hurricane and I bought a vintage sock monkey which Sarah now has - it's nice to know I saved it's life :).
Once we got back in the truck we drove over to the Chevy dealership for an oil change and tire rotation. We've driven the truck 10,000 miles since we purchased it back in June, 5800 of those miles since we started our travels in October. It's hard to believe we already have that many miles!
On Tuesday morning we drove up and down the main beach highway looking for real estate offices where we could drop off some fliers to offer Marty's photography services while we're here. We are only planning to be here until Sunday but if anyone calls we can always extend our time here - that's the beauty of being full-timers.
We also went into town looking for an office supply store so we could buy more photo paper but Office Depot didn't have any and we haven't seen any other places to try. While Marty went to Office Depot I saw a beauty salon and decided to get a hair cut. I hated the thought of going to anyone besides my stylist, Michelle, but I really needed a hair cut! Everything went fine and I'm glad I don't have to worry about that for a while.
I've started working with Mint.com to keep our finances in order. I like it but it has taken a lot of time to get set up, I've worked on it a little bit every day and finally feel like it's done. This satisfies my need to do some bookkeeping work - shhhhh don't tell the school but I guess I do miss my old job a little bit.
Wednesday and Thursday were quiet days, we did laundry Wednesday and then we took our bikes down to the beach for a photo op. We did actually ride about a mile on the hard sand and then got on the road for the return ride - 2 miles on our bikes is better than none.
Since our bikes did so well on the hard sand why not take a ride in the truck on the beach for another photo op - oh the joy of being married to a photographer! There were actually quite a few vehicles out there although we were the closest to the water.
|Yikes - look how close we are to the water|