Since we moved to the lake two years ago, we have been talking about taking a quick trip to the coast so the Bear can see the ocean. Plus there is the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington to see while we are there.
We've been knocked off tracks a few times so we haven't been able to make the coast trip happen but we're making it happen now. I just reserved a teeny tiny itsy bitsy beachfront condo for a few days next month and we're gonna spend our time enjoying the beach and the sites and hopefully some really great fresh seafood.
And if you've been thinking about a getaway but need to do it on a small budget, check out Vacation Rentals by Owner. The rates are usually less (sometimes tax free!) and the accommodations are nicer simply because the owners use the place too so they like to keep it nice for themselves.
I'll post some pics when we get back!