Crystal Beach

I am sharing my sister’s blog post with some snippets from our trip to the Gulf Coast and the Bolivar Peninsula. It was such an incredible and much-deserved vacation!

Come With Me To The Texas Gulf Coast

And I’ll add a few of my own thoughts.

Getting to go onboard the sailing ship, The Elissa, was one of the highlights of our trip. They allow visitors to walk all through the ship, see the sleeping quarters, kitchen, captain’s quarters and read some amazing sailing stories. It is noted as a tall ship with three masts and was put into service in 1877.


This was the most dazzling sunset I’ve ever witnessed!


My brother caught a small shark. 🙂 Yikes!


This enormous Pelican greeted us outside Stingaree’s restaurant. A majestic bird.


And we were gifted this rainbow on the morning we had to head home.


It was a fabulous week spent with family. My oldest sister is now 82 and I realized every moment we can share is special. The years are short and getting shorter.

I came back home behind on everything and I know I missed some fabulous blogs, but I’ll eventually catch up. It was worth it!