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Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Trip to Moody Gardens Resort in Galveston Texas

Jump in the car! We're going on a trip! Watch out, I'm driving! As promised my fashionistas, here are the pics from my trip several weeks ago. I went with my mom to Moody Garden's Resort in Galveston, Texas. She was attending a conference and I thought I would tag along. Instead of flying, we decided to drive there. ROAD TRIP!!! LOL

I DO want to say this about Texas! You'll never run out of gas! There are gas stations EVERYfrickinwhere! I guess because there's so much oil industry there ;) There are also a lot of foodie trucks (as pictured below w/ BBQ)! And you'll see the Texas flag flown everywhere! HaHa I love driving! You can see so much!

BEAUTIFUL HOTEL & LANDSCAPING: The Moody Garden's Resort is very pretty and sits on The Gulf of Mexico.The landscaping of the hotel is gorgeous. There are numerous palm and colorful hibiscus trees. Plenty of sidewalks to walk on, a walking/jogging trail and benches to rest. Very breezy too, because it sits right on the Gulf.

They have 3 HUGE pyramids (left to right): One houses an Aquarium,  the middle pyramid is host to a Bodies Revealed Exhibit and the third one holds a Rainforest Exhibit. I only went to the Aquarium. I had enough Human Anatomy in college not to ever want to see anymore veins, capillaries or arteries. HaHa I didn't go to the Rainforest exhibit, because ummm snakes, bats, alligators and loose monkeys were not my cup of tea.HaHaHa So here are some pics of the landscape and layout of the hotel. We had beautiful weather! Just look at the skies!

YUMMY FOOD! Their food was really good and their prices were amazing. Even room service prices were the best I've ever seen. We had excellent breakfast and dinner/lunch everyday. Their staff was always helpful (the frontdesk people, valet, bellman, golf cart driver and housekeepers were all very sweet). There main hotel restaurant was The Terrace. Here are some pics of the dishes.

THIS IS A FASHION BLOG! I know y'all are saying, Kim did you take any pics of yourself? Well bust out your umbrellas, I surely did and it was an experience. I bow to you daily outfit post fashion bloggers! If I had to do this everyday, I wouldn't make it. HaHaHa

All of my outfit choices came from Target, Old Navy, J Crew, Banana Republic and Gap. I've been working out and losing weight so I haven't spent much on my Summer wardrobe since my sizes are constantly changing. Upon researching the resort, people did not dress up there. So I decided to look fashionably chic on the CHEAP! I think! Y'all be kind to me! LOL

My very 1st pic I cut off my head! LMFAO The 2nd pic, I cut off my feet! OH WELL! Oh and there's a pic of my mom. She's wearing Old Navy too! LMAO My real hair is finally growing out (after the hair catastrophe! LOL).

Target Mossimo Navy and White Striped Maxi Skirt;  
Old Navy White Cardigan;  
J Crew Navy Sandals (similar)
Old Navy Red Bandana Dress;  
Target Black Cardigan (similar);  
Banana Republic Black Patent Leather Flip Flops (similar);  
Coach Straw Purse (similar)
My Outfit:  Old Navy  Print Dress (similar); Old Navy White Cardigan; JCrew Navy Flip Flops (similar)
My Mom: Old Navy Maxi Dress: Old Navy White Cardigan

Into The Blue! We went to the Moody Garden's Aquarium. It was very nice and HUGE! They have a number of levels to their aquarium and it's filled with the usual and some unusual suspects. I must say, they have the chubbiest penguins and sea lions I have ever seen. HaHa They are eating GOOD! LOL They were very cute. Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow! Everything about Moody Garden's is colorful and pretty! Even the tiles on the floor were gorgeous. We only had ONE day of bad weather out of an entire week!!! So they had a 4D show of The Wizard of Oz (what a great thing to see on such a gloomy day!). I walked out to see a rainbow, but there were just dark skies. HaHa They gave us cute room amenities and my best friends for the entire trip were Coppertone and Off Insect Repellant! HaHaHa! So that was my trip! Hope you enjoyed the post!

...And speaking of Texas, has anyone seen the NEW Dallas TV series on TNT? It came on last night. Omg'sh it is SO good! I'm hooked! Love it! It's on every Wednesday night! Check your listings for the exact time. All I can say is Cutie Pie Christopher! And I hate John Ross. LOL



Jessica said...

i would be lying if i said im not jealous of you!! omg!! the pictures just look amazing i cannot picture how it was living it what a great experience hun! the food looked bomb diggity and what i nice hotel!! thanks so much for sharing girl!!

p.s thanks for all the love on my blog havent seen you in a while. take care


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

What?!?!?! Dallas is back? That's great news!

I am totally envious of your spa trip. Looks like a amazing place.

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LoveT. said...

Amazing Photos!
Great Outfits ,you look fabulous!

Lovely Greetings from Austria ♡ ,i´m a new Follower

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Heyy dollface!! You look amazing in the photos, great to see you :))) Am very happy you and your mom had such a fabulous time,t hey place looks amazing, I could do with a holiday there :))) And all the food - yum!! So nice. Very pleased for you...have a sweet day flower!! xxx

Mica said...

Yey so exciting to see another post from you! SO much to comment on! The hotel looks great - I love the blue skies!

Your mum is beautiful and so are you! I love your vacation outfits of cardi/shirt and maxi dress - very stylish but comfortable too! :)

Outside Looking In said...

Looks like such a great trip! Great pictures! I LOVE that striped skirt! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

hey, kim! long time no visit. how are you? hope you're well. love what you're wearing.... love that target maxi skirt on you. i am really loving your outfit photos. :) looks like you had a great time in texas. the resort is beautiful, and the food looks fab!


Nelah said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun Kim to have a bit of girly time with your mom. I live about an hour away frim Galveston Island. Wish I knew you were coming here I would recommend you an awesome restaurant that has been on Galveston for 100 years. It is my husband's favorite. Your outfits are totally cute and appropriate. Is it hot enough for ya'll in Texas? :)

Have been meaning to send you an email because i don't see your post as often lately. How have you been?

Unknown said...

Wow Kim you look amazing and very svelte! I love your stripey maxi skirt and all your dresses! It looks like you had a wonderful trip & the weather looks amazing! As does the food actually, it's making me look forward even more to my dinner :) xx

prettymeggy said...

wow this place is beautiful!!!!
lucky you've been there. i'm sure you enjoyed alot!!!

take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

Sarah Hartley said...

Great photos! I really love the pyramids and your maxi skirt is awesome!

Anonymous said...

yay!! im a Texas gal and i love the many attractions we have, in Galveston , San Antonio, Dallas, Houston & Austin .... this looks amazing! I'm glad you had a great time, Galveston is only 45 minutes away from me ;-D

Shop N' Chomp said...

What a fun road trip! You two look fabulous. I especially like that red dress! :)

Unknown said...

That is awesome- I had no idea they had places like that in Texas! (food trucks and gas for days- yes, pyramids? no!) And thanks for making me WAY hungry. You look adorable every day- and how precious is your mom!!!

Just read your comments on my recent posts- I was cracking up. Thanks lady!!



Anonymous said...

omg you are so funny!!! love all your dresses!! and that food just made me soooo hungry!!!! lol :) thank for sharing doll, you look like you had a blast!! :)

PAPS said...

Wow what great travel photos. You look great. I can never take outfit posts. I am too conscious and it does not come right. So kind of given up:)I really admire fashion bloggers too.

HeidiDee said...

Looks like a fabulous time :) I've always wanted to go to Texas! Love the outfits- very cute and laid back!

Dawn said...

Kim I am going to texas in January to stay on a little ranch. I can't wait. I love your photos. Your outfits are your stiped skirt. How cute is your mom? Welocome back girl!! dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Cara said...

Your trip looks like it was so fun and relaxing at the same time! The resort looks crazy awesome, on-site aquariums and rainforest exhibits? Love your outfit pictures, the second one is my favorite. You are looking so slim these days, congrats and welcome back!

Sandra Bendre said...

Amazing place:X beautiful blog, and you are so chic.
Would you like to follow each other?

Diamonds&Pearls-Shandi said...

I used to live in Texas, the part where it took six hours to get to civilization, and a gas station....ugh. LOL.
Beautiful pics, and you both looked amazing! :)

little luxury list said...

You and your mom are so cute in your maxis! The hotel looks pretty amazing - come on, pyramids?!

Ooh and i so have to check out "Dallas"!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Grace Wainwright said...

I love that maxi skirt on you! This post makes me want to jump in the car and go on a road trip now. It looks like you had a blast!

A Southern Drawl

A BRIT GREEK said...

Looks like my kinda paradise - good food, gorgeous place... sigh! Love a good road trip. You look terrific in that maxi dear!

miss b said...

It's pouring down here again but I just feel like I've had a little trip to Texas in the sun! What an interesting, fun hotel too and you both look great in your maxis! Thanks Kim for all those lovely comments - really appreciate them. Have a lovely weekend.

Carmen Vogue said...

Kim if I knew you were so close to Houston I would have joined you at Moody Gardens :) I love Moody Gardens, it's such a fun place to visit. I am glad you enjoyed yourself, and you looked great as always.


Anonymous said...

Two word: GORGEOUS and TASTY. Looks like a super fab trip!

<3 Cambria

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I'm so darn envious. I'm so sick of being cold and wet that I'm literally dreaming of going to a seaside resort. It sounds like you and your mom had a lot of fun on your road trip!

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous of you !
Texas ♥

lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

Damn it girl, you had me at Yummy Food....LOL. You look great as well.

Lisa x

Project Curve said...

you and your mom look great..such an awesome trip..and the food...yumyumyum!!!!

Lena L said...

hey Kim! :)
i much enjoyed your travel post. you look fabulous in those dresses!

Test said...

i love road trips and yours was def a lot of fun!!! said...

What a fun post Kim, I've been to Texas once and had to laugh when you said there are gas stations everywhere. It did seem like that. I wish I visited Galvantson, this looks like so much fun and you and your mom both look so stylish in your dresses and skirts. Perfect maxi dress on her, hope you both had a great time and the food looks really delicious, I like how you included so many aspects from your trip, it made me feel like I was right there with you :)


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Kim, you are soooooo funny and adorable! Your road trip with your mom sounds like a great time and that resort looks gorge! I love Texas, always a fun time. THANKS for the heads up on the new Dallas! I'll go set my DVR to record right now! Happy Monday, sweets!

Sandy M
This Week: "Oh So Moving"

Juneli said...

OMG, amazing pics, Kim!! and love all your looks! Seems like you had loads of fun! Lucky you!

Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I'm glad there are a lot of gas stations because driving through Texas takes forever! These photos look really great though. Seems like you had a great time away. I want to eat all that food!

Bonnie said...

This place looks beautiful and like so much fun! I bet you had a great time. Love your outfits, by the way.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

littlemissandrea said...

Looks like you had a great time with your mom!! The hotel looks great - especially cause there's the aquarium! I love aquariums :)

Food looks great and you're so cute in your summer outfits! Your mom is adorable too! :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip! And pretty outfits to boot!


Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Love it! Roadtrip, food, fashion and fun. Great share Kim. Sorry it has been so long since I've stopped by. . . catching up now that I've got a handle on blogging, working and taking care of little Grant.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Sam said...

Hi dear, sorry for being absent on your blog, I've been on holiday the past month. This is the only way to road trip! Sounds amazingly fun and looks even better!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I don't know how I missed this post last week :( Moody Gardens Resort looks like the perfect little getaway based on all the pretty things to see, yummy things to eat and fun things to do. Glad you were able to enjoy it with your mom. I love your outfit choices! You managed to pull off chic on the cheap and looked totally adorable! Your mom's pretty cute too :)

Have a fantastic week Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

What an absolutely fun trip, Kim!! I love all of your pictures. I feel like I went on the trip with you!

MOSAMUSE said...

BEAUTIFUL summer vaca! i love ur moms outfit :)
looks like u really had a great time.. iw ould have loved to see the fish

Head to Toe Chic said...

That resort looks amazing!!! I really want to go to Texas sometime. I'm also loving all of your dresses!!


Unknown said...

Holy Travels Batman!!! LOL! What great images and post sweet Kim. Thank you for letting us into your vacation time, it looks amazing. You look great my dear and those desserts..YUM!
Nice you were able to see a Wizard of Oz show (my favorite movie).

Clicking my heels three times for my vacation soon too.
Big HUGS doll thank you for stopping by my blog & for all your comments.

Heather said...

Hey girl! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! Where do I start? That food looks insanely good- the weather was perfection - and how perfect is your vacation wear? Love it all... although next time I have one request: Take me with you :)


Jo said...

Kim, your Texas trip looks so fun! The pics are awesome too. Just curious, how long was the drive?

xo Jo

oomph. said...

sounds so fun!!! beautiful resort/grounds, too. i love how you both sported cute maxi dresses and skirts...comfy and stylish for vacays! my one and only road trip was from colorado to vegas...not much to see thru arizona, but still a nice drive!

Anastasia of Beverly Hills-GIVEAWAY

Unknown said...

Gorgeous pictures! You look amazing. The food is just mouth watering!! You take amazing pictures :)

Heel in Mint

Jen ♥ said...

Look at you lookin all cute in your dresses. I always road trip in dresses too - most comfy thing in the car!

Looks like a fun trip. What a great resort! Those food pics are making me hungray! I would love to see the Bodies Revealed Exhibit. I was soooo bummed I missed it in Salt Lake. It looks SO COOL!!

Mary Ann said...

Wow Kim, definitely jealous of your trip. Lovin' the striped maxi skirt - you look great! ;-)

Samantha said...

YAY Kim!

I'm so glad that you had fun in Texas! {Just in case you couldn't tell, Texans have a lot of state pride!} Anyhow, Moody Gardens is such a fun place! And you and your mom looked SO CUTE and CHIC on your vacay! I love it! Those sweet dresses were perfect!

xo, sam

**Style of Sam**

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