Our Family Vacation to Houston Part 12
We planned to spend day five of our vacation once again at Moody Gardens. We left the hotel in our swimsuits and began our day at the Palm Beach area of the Gardens.
When we got there, I made a great point for everyone to make sure and put sunscreen all over and stated places that are often forgotten. Having grown up near South Padre Island, I remember time and time again we would come home with burned ears or neck or on a line right by our swimsuit line that wasn’t well covered in sunscreen. This was not going to happen today, though, no siree, I made sure of it!
Now driving into Moody Gardens you pass right by Schlitterbahn, and we thought that was the water area of Moody Gardens! So Jason and I were just a tad disappointed when we got there and saw that it was more of a glorified splash park and not a water park. It was, however, perfect for kids the ages of ours. They were not the least bit disappointed and loved every minute of it.
We stayed until they began to grow hungry and tired. Then we divided and conquered and had everyone changed and dry in no time. Jason drove us to a nearby Whataburger, where were enjoyed our meal and laughed at people staring at us.
Once again full and rested, we returned to Moody Gardens and went to the remaining attractions. We relaxed and again several of us took naps during the educational 3D movies. Then we went to the Aquarium, with which we were very impressed! It was much more extensive than the one in downtown Houston. There were several hallways of Aquarium where the rounded ceilings were glass and water. It was beautiful!
your kiddos are full of character! i love it! sounds like a great vacation, lots of fun…
Aquariums like that are so much fun to visit with your kids. Once my husband and I went (for our anniversary trip this year) and we found we missed them because they bring so much more excitement to something already beautiful.
And I’m with you on the sunscreen, I pull swimsuits and shorts out a little bit to get underneath the edges so if it shifts or sags the kids still don’t get burned.
The splash pad looks like a ton of fun!
Love that second photo. Classic!