Friday, June 12, 2009

Ahhh, Texas

Last week we sat in traffic for an hour to see the annual Sand Castle competition put on by the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects on Galveston's East Beach. So many superlatives about that experience:

...most people I have ever seen on a beach at one time

...greatest surface area of exposed flesh that should never have seen the light of day

...most irresponsible lack of sunblock

...weirdest place for a stroller

...first ever sighting of a dog in a bathing suit

Sandcastle themes centered mostly on the economy and living green, and there were plenty of good efforts. This one was my favorite though: Prez-Dispensers. I wish I could have gotten a shot from farther back (the long rectangle in the front is actually the dispenser), but it was hard enough to get a clean shot from where I was, right up against the ropes. [click on the pic for a better view]

I don't think we'll be back for a while--this year's experience should hold us for another five years or so.


Lucy said...

I heard about that a couple of years ago. I wish I'd known it was going on, I might have gone. Fun post though. :o)

Keri Mikulski said...

At our Jersey beach, they do this in August.. It's amazing what people can do with sand. :)

Thanks for sharing the pics.