As I start this blog, let me apologize for the delay in getting the next part of Moody Gardens blog out. It has been a super busy summer between traveling, the busy schedule of media days, food events and the kiddos summer camps, I am finally getting caught up!
I am continuing our journey and trip to Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens for those who may not have read the previous blog on Moody Gardens, is a resort that is located in Galveston, TX. A family friendly resort that is accommodating for the entire family. For more background on my previous blog visit, Moody Gardens Part1.
We are picking up the story on the second day of our vacation. For breakfast we dined at Cafe in the Park. Cafe in the Park is an open, airy restaurant that gives you the feel of being outdoors without the Summer Heat.
I loved the wide opened feel of the restaurant. The large butterflies were cool and gave the restaurant a nice touch.
The tables each had a beautiful sunflower with an assortment of Jellies.
The breakfast dining is a buffet style or made to order restaurant. We decided to enjoy the buffet.
The buffet served several items from eggs, to toast, bacon, sausage, yogurt, bagels, made to order omelettes and so much more!
The Omelette station had an assortment of ingredients.
We ordered our drinks and decided to enjoy the buffet. Coffee was first up on my agenda before hitting the buffet.
Baby girl decided she wanted to order hot chocolate.
Z-man was all about hitting up the buffet. He went straight for the food.
The food was really good. Everything was fresh. Offering many options, with something from the young to the oldest diners.
The Omelet station was impressive. The omelette was delicious. My hubby really enjoyed his omelette which consisted of spinach, ham, peppers, onions and cheese. The line was long for the omelette station but definitely worth the wait.
In addition to the Breakfast, Cafe the Park also serves Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast was yummy and we were ready for the day ahead.
We headed to the ticket area to purchase our tickets for our attractions for the day. When we arrived I loved the island music, gave us the feeling of being on a Caribbean Cruise. Great entertainment while the customers waited in line.
After about a 15 minute wait, we arrived at the Ticket booth and purchased our tickets.
First up on our agenda was the Aquarium Pyramid.
The Aquarium Pyramid has creatures, including tuxedo-clad penguins, seals, stingrays, sharks, and more.
The Aquarium was gorgeous with beautiful tanks and animals. We were mesmerized by many of the tanks.
Beautiful and informative. The colors were very eye catching.
We spent a few hours in the Aquarium and the kids really enjoyed their time at the Aquarium.
There was an area where you could touch a Jellyfish. The area was dark and there was a lady giving instruction about how to touch the jellyfish.
Stingray’s were also available for touching as well. The stingray’s were very interesting. A few splashed water on some of the kids attempting to pet them. Hilarious if I must say.
Before leaving we visited the Gift shop. Which was nice with many different items.
The little guy had a blast. He really enjoyed himself at The Aquarium.
Next up was the Rainforest Pyramid.
The Rainforest Pyramid has a large collection of rainforest animals and plants. Giving the visitors a rare, up-close experience with endangered plants and animals.
A Giant Amazon River Otters, Saki Monkeys, and Chinese Alligators just to name a few animals.
As we entered Rainforest Pyramid, the Otter had a large wide opened space with lots of sunlight.
In the Rainforest there were beautiful flowers everywhere and it was hot.
Bats!!! That’s all I have to write about that….lol.
The SLOTH was asleep and didn’t budge when we arrived to the area they are housed.
The White-Faced Saki Monkey was loose but didn’t bother anyone. I was surprised to see the monkey freed, but it was cool to see the monkey up close.
The Parrots were one of my favorite animals during our visit.
I can’t stand snakes! But there was an area with snakes.
The Rainforest Pyramid is one of the truest replicas of a real rainforest, this pyramid was a must see. I highly recommend it if you are able to take your kids. A good experience.
After leaving the Rainforest Pyramid, we headed to lunch.
There was a food court and a few other options around to choose from for Dining.
We decided to eat at the Garden Restaurant.
The Garden restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining.
We decided to sit outside because the view was nice and the weather was Gorgeous.
The Garden serves made to order meals or a buffet. We decided to eat on the buffet. The food looked amazing on the buffet. Pictured below is one of the plates from the buffet.
BBQ Ribs, homemade mashed potatoes, baked chicken, homemade mac n cheese and much more.
The kiddos plate pictured above. Sautéed Sausage and onions, fresh watermelon, homemade mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans.
The food was delicious. Served pipping hot and well seasoned.
The service was average. They definitely could use some help in the service department. But the food and quality was on point. We loved the outdoor dining.
Before leaving we had ice cream. The Mint Chocolate Blue Bell ice cream was delicious.
After lunch we headed back to the hotel. But before heading back, we did a little more exploring.
The walk back was gorgeous and quite refreshing with the water views near the restaurant.
It was the perfect day for exploring the property. The weather was stunning.
The kiddos had a blast.
Once we made it back to the hotel we stopped by Moody Brews.
Moody Brews is the Coffee Shop in Moody Gardens that serves Starbucks Coffee.
I picked up a Caramel Frappuccino which is my fave.
Be sure to come back and read all about the Moody Garden Pool and Food pool side!
For more information on booking and Moody Gardens please visit their website. Moodygardenshotel.com