December 2, 2011
Galveston Island State Park, Texas
I woke up this morning and saw this beautiful sunrise when I opened the shade.
Our plan today was to go to the Moody Gardens. I had previously purchased a Group On for the Rain Forest Pyramid and the Festival of Lights. We went to the Rain Forest in the afternoon. This had also been damaged during Hurricane Ike. The pyramid withstood the winds, but the storm surge flooded Moody Gardens. Employees were able to save the animals and only about 3% of the plants were lost. Here is the pyramid as we arrived.
The Rain Forest Pyramid is one of the largest replicas of a rain forest. Inside there were plants and animals native to the rain forest.
We went back later in the evening for the Festival of Lights. It was gorgeous. lights everywhere around the complex. The sections were divided up by theme with lights and music to complement the different themes. Here are some of the lights. It really puts you in the Christmas spirit.