Galveston is an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas. My mother and father have many ties back to this area including family that live nearby so it was fulfilling to imagine myself standing in the same spot that they may have stood some 30-40 years before. The thought of sharing this experience without them present was something I had never felt across any of my travels. I was excited to report back on my visit, but even more excited to share these photos. I loved the beach life here. From the Strand to the Pier, there was excitement in the air. Pirate ships, ferries, beaches, seafood, old forts, and the historic buildings all added up to one memorable experience. Galveston is a great place for anyone looking to rest and relax with a warm gulf breeze.