We are home! We had a wonderful time on the beach in Galveston Texas. The children are already asking if we can go back next year. We stayed at Dellanera RV Park which was right on the beach. The RV Park was very nice. The campsites were a little close and the playground needed some repairs, but you couldn't beat the location, it was clean, and the staff was very friendly. We arrived in Galveston at 1:30 am on Thursday morning and spent the rest of the night in Walmart parking lot. We got up, made breakfast, got dressed, checked into the campground at 8:00 am, and were on the beach by 9:00. We walked back to our campsite at lunchtime (5 minute walk), made lunch, and put the little ones down for their nap. After lunch we headed back out to the beach until supper. That was our schedule every day that we were there, although mom, dad, Nick and Chelsea did do some sightseeing on Friday during nap time. They went to Historic Downtown Galveston by trolley and got to see the Opera House, The History Museum, and some of the shops. The beach was not the most beautiful that I have ever seen. The sand was darker than the beaches in Florida, but it made great sandcastles (which is the most important thing.) Galveston had a lot of rain right before we arrived so the water was a liitle murky and a lot of seaweed was on the beach by the afternoon. The great thing about the beach was that it was not crowded at all, it was close by, and the water was warm. I would definitely go back again.
Cost wise it was a very reasonable vacation. The campsite was $38 a night for a site with water, electric, and sewer, plus a $6 early check in fee made the cost $120 for lodging. We spent $125 on groceries (which I would have had to buy even if we did not go camping) and $400 in gas (it was a little over 400 miles to the beach) So our beach vacation was only $645 including food, gas, and lodging for 4 days.