The one thing left for me to share is where we stayed. Galveston Island offers everything from high end accommodations like the San Luis Resort, to vacation home rentals, to a State Park, and everything in between.
Al and I knew we wanted to spend a month on the island therefore a RV Park would be our best option. After a bit of research, we booked a reservation at the Jamaica Beach RV Resort located 10 miles south of the town of Galveston and only 3 miles from the state park.
Once we arrived and were all hooked-up, I realized this was the first time in 6 months that we had full hook-ups. Talk about luxury! However, there are always tradeoffs. I may not have had the need to worry about water usage, but I no longer had any fabulous views out my RV windows. I will say the RV Park was lovely and the sites were nicely spaced in comparison to other RV parks.
The Jamaica Beach RV Resort had plenty of amenities as well as an onsite Pirate themed mini golf course complete with Dora, the turtle.
Just across the road was the beach access. With its close proximity to the state park and the beach, this turned out to be a great place to call home for the month. However, the wildlife was a problem…. wink, wink.
A problem instigated by moi, I might add. It all started accidentally. Al and I were reorganizing the basement and the corner of a small bag of bird seed tore spilling some seed onto the pavement. Not interested in continuing to store this bag, I spread the rest of the bird seed into the grassy area. Huey, Dewey, and Louie loved it and thought this would become a regular event.
From that day on, every morning I could hear them singing (in a rather quacky way) as they waddled down the street. The serenade would continue at our door. “Oh, how cute… Quacking Carolers”.
They looked under fed, don’t they? Gosh, I could practically see their ribs. That’s exactly what these three little beggars would have us think.
They do know how to endear themselves and made their rounds throughout the RV Park regularly.
I’ll admit, it was kind of nice being greeted by these three entertaining chaps upon our return from a day of explorations. Numerous times, we found the green headed characters napping under our RV. A regular washing down of the RV site quickly became a necessity 😉
We would stay at the Jamaica Beach RV Resort again and feel comfortable recommending it.
With the state park just 5 minutes away, I did spend a fair amount of time strolling around that park. I think if we were to camp at the Galveston Island State Park, we would stay at the campground on the bay side. It seems a little more protected from the winds than the ocean side plus the birding is better.
All and all, our month on Galveston Island was a great experience. We’d return 🙂