We like to set our children's expectations low so we don't have much to live up to in the future. That's why our first family beach trip was to Galveston. Now, if you love Galveston don't go hating me for saying that. There are great things about the place. But when you are driving over the bridge to enter the island and are woken up from a dead sleep (Simon) saying "Why is it so stinky?" and you still have about 5 miles to go before you actually see ocean, you know there is a major seaweed problem.
Despite that blip in aesthetics, we had a wonderful time with all 50+ members of the Ross family for our reunion. The kids had a blast playing with all the cousins and spending hours at the beach jumping over hills of seaweed, hunting crabs, catching shrimp, and all the other beach-y things.
Here's some highlights:
|Simon's first time in the ocean|
|Henson's first time in the ocean he found a dead fish. Awesome.|
|All the second-gen cousins|
|the best family picture we got|
|Late-night crab hunting|
|His carnival game win|
|They rode this about 15 times|
|Our Ross fam|