Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Kids make camping so fun!

Schreiber "Flagship" Park, Galveston

Well, this will be a memorable trip in many ways, and as it turns out, expensive.  On Sat. Clara and myself were jumping waves at the beach while I was keeping my eye on the other 2.  Pat had gone across the highway to get everything we had forgotten.  My phone fell out of my pocket into the gulf and I guess decided to head out to sea!😪  I now have a new phone.

We continued to have a ball with Clara on her camping adventure!  We went swimming (nicer after the pool heater was fixed), painted, colored, baked, planted flowers, rode bikes (several times a day), played at the RV Park's playground, checked out some area parks, played Barbies, and more.  It was, after all, her week. No rain and in the lower 70's.

Clara loved the Schreiber "Flagship" Park.  The spaceship had some very tall slides.  The highlight was the spaceship and Clara had fun being an astronaut.  It was a great park and included fake climbing rocks, swings, a splash pad, as well as a playground for younger kids.

Clara wanted chocolate icing and sprinkles on her donut and that is just what she ate!

One of our movie nights.

We both painted her bag.

Clara woke up and said she had a dream about cookies, and she was making them with Grandpa.  So, of course, they made cookies.

On Friday we visited Seawolf Park on Pelican Island.  At one time an immigration station was located here.  It hosts a popular fishing pier, picnic area, and our destination, a playground.  It also has the WWII submarine the USS Cavalla, and one of only 3 destroyer escorts in the world, the USS Stewart.  I think you can tour both and their is also a museum. 

The Bolivar ferry, returning to Galveston from Bolivar, had a school bus on board.  When we left Galveston last year we took this ferry with our RV.

The USS Selma was one of 24 concrete ships ordered for WWI.  Only 12 were actually completed and the war was over when the Selma was completed in 1919.   She was put into sevice as an oil tanker and hit a jetty in 1920 ripping a large hole in her.  She was towed to Galveston where it was determined to be irreparably and sunk off Pelican Island.  Clara told everyone about the USS Selma.

We returned 3 different nights to watch Emma and Lilah play softball.  After Lilah's game on Friday, Lilah and Alexa came back with us for the last 2 nights.  Emma had an overnight church event.  Not sure she had a choice, but I told Clara she could go back home after the Friday game if she wanted.  She said she would just stay with us another 17 days, lol.

Sat. was a busy and tiring day for all with a trip to the pool, the beach, back to the pool/splashpad, and the playground.  

The girls quarters.  You can barely see the 2 in the upper bunk or the front of the RV for that matter.

We were getting our feet "cemented."  I had a bad feeling about this!😃

Can you see Pat's kite?

Lilah requested campfire chocolate cherry cake.  Oh, sooo good.

On Sun.Clara requested another trip to the spaceship park before we headed back to their house.  When we returned, Pat and I had to get the RV ready to roll on Mon.,  which including washing it to get the ocean salt off.  We, including Krikkit, slept so well Sun. night!

From our campground we watched some parachutes land on the beach across the highway.

Toni said Clara was a "little" tired Mon. morning and didn't make it through breakfast.

We left on Monday for our next destination.  It requires 2 stops which still makes for 2 of the 3 days being longer drives, keeping in mind we like to go just a couple of hundred miles in a day.  Our first stop at Yanawana Camp RV park in San Antonio will be for 2 nights.

Yanawana only has 5 spots.  It is a beautiful  immaculate park with full hook-ups.  The hosts were so welcoming.  They guided Pat into our spot and provided us with literature on San Antonio.

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