Galveston day 2 was a beach day. I began my morning as I always do when I'm on vacation - by waking up freakishly early. My eyes popped open at 5:20 am...so I forced myself to close them again and when I woke up thinking surely an hour had passed, it was 5:40 am. So I laid in the bed and played on my phone until a little after 6:00, and then got up and put on my workout clothes and went for a 3.1 mile run. It was a gorgeous morning - in the 70s, I got to watch a beautiful sunset while I was out, and I broke a great sweat.
We loaded up our beach goodies and headed out the door around 11ish (these folks I'm traveling with do not get up early, like, ever). We went to the East Beach for the day and set up camp. Yiayia loaned us a beach umbrella she had never used and it turned out to be the best thing we had all day! We were thankful for some shade and that we didn't have to pay a ton o rent one of the umbrellas already on the beach.