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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Galveston - 2

Backtracking just a bit in the Saturday narrative, we go back to the restaurant and the point after our meal when the waiter rolled out the dessert cart. This tall, portable device containing the luscious goodies was stopped directly beside GM5 and his eyes and motions followed every calorie-ladened dish as the service person described them in great detail.

Our orders were made but the cart was left in the same spot to be used later by someone else. This caused GM5 great consternation because he had already picked out the one he wanted and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t have it right then, since it was right there beside him and he could almost reach it. He let us know his desire in no uncertain terms and I finally asked one of the waiters to move the cart – to stop the fuss he was emitting onto the airwaves.

Then later, after the ‘adventure’ of the little one soaking himself in the waves, his somewhat chagrinned parents took him to the swimming pool next to the restaurant and showered off the sand and salt water. One of the pool personnel allowed them the use of a towel and thanks to the forethought of having brought an extra outfit, he was showered and in clean, dry clothes when they brought him back to the van.

We loaded up and went for a further tour of the island. On the ocean side of the road there was an entire hotel out over the water on pilings, even the parking area. On the back side of the island many of the larger buildings had a very old look to them and possibly some of these survived the storm of 1900. Also on that side is a working port and even a takeoff point for cruise liners.

We got back to their home late and the little one had finally dropped off to sleep about 10 minutes previous, after being fussy the whole way. Fortunately he went straight to bed and back to sleep. We all crashed not long after that.

The sun rose on a beautiful Sunday morning – a quiet day of being with family – small and adult – and just enjoying the time together. It was a day that the Lord made and I rejoiced and was glad in it. ec


Blogger Tim Rice said...

In reading the past number of posts, it sounds like you have been having a mostly excellent working and some sightseeing trip. You mentioned Galveston. I was there back in 1997 and thorough enjoyed exploring a bit the city and island. May God's blessings be upon you.

8/15/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Bonita said...

Sounds like a delightful day, and the little guy finally falling asleep was probably a relief to his parents. Sometimes little ones get over-extended, and can only cry to work out the energy. We have plenty of memories of that.

8/15/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

tim rice - This is my contribution to their efforts of getting settled in a new place. Galveston is an interesting place.

bonita - So true about the little one, it took him a while to settle down even in the car. I remember that my first born would conk right out as soon as she was in the car - all are different. ec

8/15/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr Eddie ~~Thanks for your comment
on my blog. John is 52 so he did well with all that riding. I feel for your
little grandson - Dessert so near and yet so far. Hard for him to figure it
out I guess. Take care, Merle.

8/16/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

merle - GM5 did much better once the desserts arrived - but not until. ec

8/16/2006 01:51:00 PM  

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