The Trail to Texas


After over 18 hours of travel, we’ve arrived safe and sound in Galveston to get our ocean fix. We can’t be within a few measly hours of the beach and not see it for a day.

The road was LONG {no offense Missouri and Arkansas} and we ran into some crazy blankets of rain, but we were thankful for nothing more serious, as our hearts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma.


The road entertainment included some Narnia, Ninjago, and White Fang on the portable DVD player, reading Charolette’s Web and some library books, lots of snacks, coloring, and listening to their iPod shuffles (refurbished 1st generation old school Apple) 😉 .


Highlights from the Honda:

– I accidentally turned an 18″ turtle into instant road kill. CRUNCH!

– Henry sang the Ninjago song at least 400 times. I’ve been singing in my sleep ever since.

– Clark in typical form asked a hundred “what if” questions. Including today’s “What if the ocean was called the Kites to Mexico?”

– The boys had “headphone hollering” and were singing and talking to each other like they were elderly.


The long hours on the road quickly paid off as soon as we laid eyes on the coast.

Tonight we are going to sleep smelling like salt and sand with a kiss of sun on our skin and happy hearts.


More Texas Travel Tales to come!