Saturday, October 8, 2011

TEXAS Surfside Beach

To escape the sweltering heat, my sister and I head down to the Texas coast for a few days.  Overcast skies and a few sprinkles are a welcome sight even though it is still very hot & muggy when we load up the Mustang.  We decide to take the scenic way to Surfside Beach, Texas about 30 miles south/west of Galveston.  We make a bee-line straight down to the coast near Beaumont and drive along the seashore.

The area is still recovering from Hurricane Ike.   Some new construction, but mostly vacant lots.




























Not long we reach the ferry to Galveston...































Yes, it is a little windy....


Surfside Beach is a community with little amentities, a few restaurants, souvenir/surf shops, and convenience stores, not like the crowded touristy boardwalk of Galveston with big box stores, chain restaurants and large hotels.  Surfside Beach has many vacation homes/rentals and a couple of small motels, but our motel is the newest and the only motel on the beach....










Ahhh...Just what we need.....fun, laughter and relaxation.  


Still more of My Mountain Green adventures in East Texas to come....

Happy 28th Anniversary to my husband.  I love you.










3 comments:

Roy said...

Fantastic seascapes Kathryn, love the sunset one in particular, a superb "feet" of photography.

KatNell said...

Thanks, Roy!

Kathiesbirds said...

Great post. Have I seen these photos before? I think so! Can't wait 'til you get to see our beaches here in NE. Not quite so warm and sunny, however, but still beautiful!