Our annual family trip to Galveston during Discovery Channel's Shark Week was the best we've had yet.
(Pizza on the bed. An absolute vacation MUST.)
In the past, we've debated whether to get the nicer hotel and stay only two nights, or a cheaper option for three. But this year we got the best of both.
We found a great hotel for a great price, and we got to stay that third night. For me, that made all the difference. It takes me the first two nights just to figure out a routine for the little kids!
We did most of our normal sights. The ferry. (free)
The kite shop (around $40 for an AWESOME easy-fly kite)
And the beach (free)
We tried something new this year, though! Since we had the time, and an extra day, we visited La Kings Confectionery on the Strand. We we instantly in love.
They had Esther at "lollipops!"
We let each of them pick out a couple different types. Everything is priced by the quarter pound, but you can mix and match from the same case.
Seriously, Mom. How many pictures do you need before we can EAT IT??
Eli fell asleep right as we pulled up to the store, so he and Daddy stayed in the car. (We brought Dad a big scoop of ice cream, though!)
And back on the ferry...because we can't get enough of free entertainment I guess.
(If you don't look, you don't flinch as much!)
And our last-day ritual, Murdoch's. The kids will never let us miss this one.
Although eating a drippy popsicle right before a 5-hour drive might not be the best plan.
(Poor little Eli got burned on our first day, because we broke the important rule of getting to the beach AFTER 3pm. Never again.)
And in case you aren't following on Instagram (yet!) Here are some of those highlights.
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Here are the other years we've been in Galveston for Shark Week. We are really getting the hang of this town!