Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston TX



I had a business meeting in Galveston TX last week. This is a great place for a family vacation. It's on an island approx. 1 hr south of Houston TX. I stayed at Moody Gardens which is a WONDERFUL Hotel!! On the hotel property there is an Aquarium, Imax Theater, Rainforest, Water Park and more. Their web site is http://www.moodygardens.com/ . I took these pictures in the rainforest. They also say the fishing is realy great around here.


I watched a 3D movie IMAX Theater called "Sea Monsters" which was really cool! Great "jump out and get you" effects. I wish I had more time. I would have gone to the 3D Grand Canyon show. They have 5 different shows every day. I also had time to go through the Aquarium and Rainforest. They only took about 20-30 minutes each but they were VERY well managed and I really enjoyed the walk though. Whoever is managing these facilities is doing an excellent job keeping it up. The animals looked healthy and happy. I didn't get to enjoy the other attractions due to time (which means WORK)! But if I would have had my kids with me we would have "done it all" (especially the water park).

The hotel staff were great! Loved the service. Even the bathroom soap was "spa" quality.

24 comments:

Snap Catch said...

love it! perfect catch for WW! mine's up too hope you can visit... Happy WW!

Chris said...

We love Moody Gardens, such a fun place to visit. Very unique ! thanks for stopping by too :)

Sue said...

These are beautiful pics :) Happy WW

Chuck said...

Yay - absolutely beautiful! *hugs*

Happy WW :)

the teach said...

Two great shots, Kathy! I love parrots!

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for the scoop about Galveston! God bless.

ellen b said...

Beautiful photos and it really sounds like a great Hotel and grounds...

Chris said...

Gorgeous shots!

val said...

wow!! A rainforest in a Hotel? nice!

Happy WW!

Andrea said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit...and the pictures are just gorgeous too!

Sarge Charlie said...

WOW nice photos, thanks for the nice comment on my post

Napaboaniya said...

Sounds like a great place!
The orchid is really beautiful too :)

maiylah said...

sounds like a wonderful place!
great shots!

Leonard said...

parrots and orchids!!

nice photos!

Happy WW!

Cherie said...

Beautiful! Looks like a great place to hang out for while.

I see in your profile that you like Bluegrass, Celtic, and John Denver.

Right on!! Or maybe I should say, Far Out!

Red said...

Great pics. I notice in your profile you like blugrass music. You live in a great area for it.

I have been thinking of taking a bicycle tour down your way along the music heritage route. Do you know what I am talking about?

shubd said...

Very beautiful shots both of them !

Happy WW :)

Julia Smith said...

Both are lovely, but the birds are my favorite.

These are the days said...

Beautiful Pics

Mama Grizzly said...

WOW! The bird is beautiful!!! Love the color in the pictures

Indrani said...

I loved the orchid, wish I had a sapling of that. Happy WW!

poor man's nicole richie said...

wow, a garden hotel sounds very relaxing. great pictures.

c",) Morning Sniffles

Chris in Happy Valley said...

Love the parrots! One of the coolest things I've found so far in Australia is that there are tons of native exotic birds.

Cialis said...

Beautiful garden!