We woke up Sunday and decided it was a good day to drive the hour or so to Galveston. We loaded up and headed for Moody Gardens which is just the oddest conglomeration of activities I have ever seen. Looming large over the water are three pyramids that house the main attractions: an aquarium, a rainforest and a discovery-type place which has ride-on theatre experiences. There is also a spa/resort, a water park with beach and a paddlewheel boat cruise.
We started off our adventures in the aquarium. I must say I was impressed. Having been to the Chicago aquarium, this one has a lot more closeup viewing with more impressive displays of sea life both above and below water level. Part of the joy was found in the absolute barrenness of crowds...there just was no one there today! Apparently yesterday was jam-packed and then today everybody was heading home. It was amazing. No lines, no waiting for a turn to see the displays. It was awesome. Have I mentioned how much I hate crowds?
We got there right as the seals were finishing up a snack so got a good view of them right up close.
Tomorrow starts my last week of radiation! Only 5 more treatments left. We are still planning to leave Houston on December 4, a week from this Tuesday. It will be good to get home but I must say, I've had a much better time here than I had anticipated, especially with the warm weather. The 40-50 degree temperature difference will be quite a shock I'm afraid!