Hi Folks! The Tako family is on vacation again! This time we’re traveling around Texas!
It’s our first time to the Lone Star state, so we’re busy soaking-up the Texas sunshine, seeing the sights, and catching-up with old friends.
It seems like only yesterday we got back from our vacation to Japan, but that was over 5 months ago. It was time for another trip!
Texas, Yep it’s BIG
Texas is a BIG state, and we’ve only been here 3 days! There’s TONs to see and do, and I’ve been WAY too busy traveling to write a proper new blog post! Sorry folks, I’m retired afterall!
Instead, I’m going to share a few photos from our trip thus far…
First, we started our trip on the eastern coast of the state, in Galveston Texas.
Galveston is a beach town, with plenty of tourist entertainment, sunshine, and waves.
There, we met some interesting characters….
… and built some sand castles on the beach! The beautiful Texas weather was a nice break from the cold and rain of the Pacific Northwest.
Did I mention Galveston is a town with a lot of personality? It is. A quirky personality.
Yes, Texas is a big state. Everything is REALLY BIG, including portion sizes. They don’t eat small in Texas. Half a sandwich from a local deli was more than enough to fill me up.
After visiting the coast, we moved on to Houston… and stayed in a picture perfect Houston suburb. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nicer neighborhood in my life.
And yes, there was sushi. Of course there was sushi! (This is MrTakoEscapes… there must be sushi!)
Texas also has plenty of “wild life” that needed checking out… specifically alligators. One hour away from Houston is Brazos Bend State Park.
Brazos Bend was absolutely gorgeous. The whole family loved it!
There was tons of beautiful scenery and miles of hiking trails.
I’ve been to many state parks, but this is probably the first one I’ve been to that was a swamp. A beautiful one at that.
Oh and yes, there was plenty of wildlife to see up-close and personal. (We got within 4 feet of these wild alligators). According the park ranger, they’re roughly 8 feet long.
Signs of the recent Texas flooding were also visible. Flooding reached 52.67 feet above sea level.
All in all, it’s been a great trip so far! We’ve got TONs more to go! There will be plenty more to eat and see for the Tako family… and of course I’ll be keeping track of every expense!
At some point I’ll put together a proper trip report, but for now we’ve got a lot more traveling to do! I hope you enjoyed the photos while I take a little break from blogging!
If you know of any great sights to see in Texas, please let me know in the comments below!