Freeport Journals

Galveston-Freeport Ocean Trip

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An October 2005 trip to Freeport by Lenzs4

Galveston Ferry Landing Photo, Galveston, Texas More Photos
Quote: We visited the Gulf Coast right after Hurricane Rita, stayed at the Perrigrine Townhomes, and spent most of our time in Galveston or on the beach. We rode the ferry and visited Moody Gardens, Kemah Boardwalk, Old Historic Galveston, a Houston Texan game, and more.
townhome kitchen Photo, Freeport, Texas
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Best Things Nearby:This resort is on the ocean beach. It is the only RCI resort on the ocean. You can walk out of the unit and be on the soft sand beach in three steps. This is worth its weight in gold!!! There is nothing else around for at least 10 miles - no food, shops, shopping centers, etc. This is isolated and quiet!Best Things About the Resort:The resort is actually on the beach so you did not have to pack up and drive somewhere and have to worry about getting sand in the car or where a clean bathroom could be found. The staff is great - they went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The two bedroom unit has 3 Queen beds so my kids did not have to fight over s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Galveston Ferry Landing

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Attraction | "Galveston Ferry Ride"

Galveston Ferry Landing Photo, Galveston, Texas
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We rode the free ferry boat from old town Galveston to Port Bolivar. My husband was skeptical, but it proved to be a blast for the kids. There are signs posted telling you how long the boarding wait time is. We got right on. We decided to drive on the ferry, but you can walk on if you choose. There are signs asking you to stay in your parked car until the boat starts moving. I got out, went up stairs to the walk-on area, and videotaped the departure, and then, when we were moving, my whole family journeyed to the back of the boat, where hundreds of seagulls were following the boat. A family was there with bread. They let us have some, and the kids threw bread to the birds and watched them dive to c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Galveston Ferry Landing
Highway 87
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 795-2230

Kemah Boardwalk

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Kemah Boardwalk Photo, Freeport, Texas
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Kemah boardwalk is a quaint little area of Kemah lined with shops and antiques. The boardwalk is owned by Laundry’s and has tons of restaurants and fun activities. There are lots of rides, $2.50 to $3 per person, or you can get a pass for $16. There is also an arcade, toy shops, and an aquarium/restaurant with a stingray experience and dancing fountains the kids can play in. After 4pm the Beast runs – a speed boat that you can not miss. Restaurants include the underwater dining experience of The Aquarium (we loved it), Joe's Crab Shack, Laundry's, Saltgrass, The Flying Dutchman, Babins seafood, Cadillac Mexican, The Crab House, The Pizza Oven, and the coffee house. A train is available to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Kemah Boardwalk
Bradford and 2nd St.
Houston, Texas 77565
(877) 285-3624

Space Center Houston

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Space Center Houston Photo, Freeport, Texas
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We spent about 6 hours at the NASA Space Center, closer to Houston than Galveston. We got two-for-one coupon admission at Sam’s Club in Houston. It seemed like it was about 5 miles off I-45; we thought we had passed it, but eventually the signs led the way. When we first got there, there was an indoor playground called Kids Space Place. If you have been to Makootu’s Island or the old Club Disney, it was very similar to those indoor play areas, and inside you can explore and experiment with commanding the space shuttle or living on the space station. The activities are set up to replicate life like an astronaut. It was a large climbing structure, and the kids loved it. We pulled the kids out ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Space Center Houston
1601 Nasa Road One
Houston, Texas 77058
+1 281 244 2100; +1

Moody Gardens

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Moody Gardens Photo, Galveston, Texas
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We visited Moody Gardens on a rainy day. It was not well marked on the street signs (a small blue sign near the road sign was the only marking), but I had good directions, so I found it fairly easily. Moody Gardens consists of three large pyramids--a science discovery pyramid that was on music, the rain-forest pyramid, and the aquarium pyramid. In addition, they have a restaurant with picturesque views of the bay and landscape, an 8-story IMAX, a ride simulator, and a paddle-boat ride. Each part costs separately, or you can buy an all-day pass for $31. That is what we did. We started in the rain-forest pyramid, which was great, with many tropical animals, and they did not appear to be in typ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
(800) 582-4673

Beach at Peregrine Townhomes

Attraction | "Beach Fun"

Beach at Peregrine Townhomes Photo, Freeport, Texas
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The beach outside our resort had the softest sand. I was comfortable to walk around barefoot. The sand was firm enough that you could drive down on the beach. Some drove down with large fishing poles attached to there trucks and fished several poles at one time - it was fun to watch. The beach was shallow for quite a ways out from shore. I never did get out far enough to go under water while standing. It was knee-deep for several yards, and then waist-deep and back to knee-deep again. The waves broke at the knee-deep water and made for a fun ride with blow-up rafts as well as nothing at all. We all loved collecting small sea shells and even found one large conch, but it was living, so we left it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Beach at Peregrine Townhomes
Surfside Beach
Freeport, Texas 77541