We will be in Galveston on December 3rd and staying at Quality Inn & Suites on the Seawall. We would love to meet up for a coke or something. We were going to take the kids to Galvestion this summer but the gas prices were way too high. So we won't be there until December. After the cruise we will hop on I-45 then I-35 heading home. Don't want son to miss all of the Christmas (winter) parties at school. My husband probably feels, about the ruins, like your family but too bad! I book it and pay for it so he has to go along with it. If it was up to him we would wing everything and end up doing nothing in the ports. Where do you live? How close to Galveston?