Saturday, December 15, 2007

Island Christmas

One of the things I love about living where I do is that I'm half-way between the big city of Houston and the historic Gulf Coast city of Galveston - granted, Galveston beaches are not the most beautiful beaches, but I still love living this close to the coast. I love the water, the boats, the fresh seafood, the sound of the seagulls and ocean waves. My house is even decorated in a beach/nautical theme. It's part of who I am.

Today our family - my parents, Hubby, kids and I - spent the day at The Strand on Galveston Island. We shopped the quaint shops and had a delicous meal at Willie G.'s - we started off with raw oysters served on the half-shell - delicious!

Then Hubby and I split the Shrimp Platter, a feast that would make Forrest Gump proud: shrimp gumbo, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, blackened shrimp, shrimp creole and shrimp au gratin. It was fabulous!
Of course everything was decorated for Christmas, and I even bought a few ornaments for my tree.

We topped off the evening with chocolates from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Even tho it was windy and cold, we had a great day. No stress - just a day with the family enjoying the Christmas season.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Now let the comments about how gross you think raw oysters are begin!

7 comments:

StaceyG said...

Raw oysters are SO GROSS! =)

Merry Christmas!!

D... said...

You know how I feel about raw oysters so I don't have to say a word. :X

Patois said...

Sounds divine.

And, for the record, it's not that I don't laugh out loud at your posts. It's just that I never write LOL. For you, though, especially if you give up the goods on the oyster aftermath, I will start writing LOL. But only for you.

Girl Gone Wild - BibleStyle said...

Hey B.S. I wanted to stop by and thank you for your great words of wisdom. I know that this is just for a time...

Your Christmas tree is BEAUTIFUL!

Ixnay on the oysteray for me...

Stacey said...

I think GiGi wants oysters--you should send her some!

B/S your tree is fabulous, how'd you get those lights to look like that? And how lucky you are that you have a big space for your tree! We had to knock out a wall to fit ours in. It's cold and stuff, and sure, it presents a security issue, but worth it it is!

xo

Bubba's Mom said...

It was a great time - even though it was cold and the wind was blowing about 20 mph!!! The raw oysters were manifique!!! I'm so glad you didn't drop one in my purse!!!

cjh said...

Yeah, I'm not a fan of oysters of any kind. But that tree! Be-yooo-tiful!