I was going to post about our weekend in Galveston yesterday but I felt SO tired and our first day back to the house is always a day that I’m in the zone…I always have a routine! CLEAN everything because random people stayed in it and it’s usually gross (if you’re late to the game, Sam and I do the short-term rental thing). Wash all the bedding and re-make the beds. Disinfect the kitchen and the bathrooms. Clean the floors. Go grocery shopping. Workout. Make Dinner!
Last night I made some vegan chocolate chip cookie bars for dessert and I can’t wait to share them because they were GOOD! Sam even liked them.
So Sam and I went to Galveston this past weekend for a BBQ Cook-off. One of the many reasons I LOVE Galveston is that there is literally always something going on…always some kind of fun event. Also we both lived there for some time so it’s always great to visit and walk down memory lane, have a friends reunion and see what all has changed!
I’m sharing a STAY, PLAY & EAT download at the end of the post.
Sam lived in this house five years ago! And I lived two houses down. His house had the stone all torn off of it and was sitting vacant (wonder if the owners are remodeling??) and my old roommate still lives in the house I lived in two doors down!
Our friend Shane owns a Deep Sea Fishing company ( Galveston Sea Ventures ) so the guys went out to fish early early Saturday morning and obviously made a haul! The cool thing is that they are a catch share fishing charter… from a website that explains it better than I could:
“Catch shares are a type of management system that dedicates a secure share of fish or fishing area, to individual fishermen, communities or fishery associations. Each year, the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) also known as a “catch limit” is set with portions of the limit divided among fishery participants.
With a secure privilege of the total catch and clearly defined access to resources, fishermen have the ability to catch a certain amount of fish each year and are responsible for not exceeding that amount. And with this privilege, fishermen are afforded great flexibility in planning their business operations. They are no longer told exactly when or how to fish and are able to enjoy the freedom to do what makes sense for them.
Often, fishermen have the opportunity to buy and sell shares which improves flexibility and increases economic efficiency. Fishermen are also able to coordinate harvests to meet market demands, resulting in higher prices for their catch, and overall, resulting in improved levels of the fishery’s profitability.” Source.
While the guys were out to sea I had a nice beach day! We are road tripping to Yellowstone at the end of June so I thought this National Georgraphic magazine on Yellowstone was the perfect beach read.
Sunday morning we went to church with our friends at Coastal Bible Church and then enjoyed brunch at one of our favorite go-to spots: SUNFLOWER. They’ve got amazing brunch! Their Smoked Chicken Hash is always a favorite order among the table.
Afterward we stopped by our favorite G-town coffee shop: MOD. Sam had to get some work done and I had really wanted to make a pit stop before we headed home. Their carrot cake cookie is a must order!
While we were at MOD I came across an ad for this new Porch Cafe in Beachtown! WEll, it was new to us since we haven’t been there in awhile and Beachtown is in Galveston for those who don’t know! It sounds like a different place but it’s just on the very east end of Galveston Island and it’s CUTE CUTE CUTE. I feel like if I lived in Galveston and I was strictly a fashion blogger, Beachtown would be where I lived the “shoot-life”.
The Porch Cafe was super quaint! They have brunch every Sunday morning and a $40/person four course meal with wine tastings every Sunday evening! Be sure to reserve a spot. I’ll definitely be doing that on our next visit!
After dinner Sam & I turned up the music and drove three and a half hours home – reunited with our pups, a real bed instead of an air mattress and hit the hay!
Hope all of you had a great weekend! Stay tuned for that vegan chocolate chip cookie bar recipe (subscribe to my blog so you dont miss it) because it was amazing! And I’ve decided that this week’s podcast will be about blogging so if you have any blogging specific questions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org