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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beach Condo for Sale

Okay, I finally got the photos of my family's beach condo uploaded on a blog. You can find it via this blog or just go directly to that blog which is It is bitter-sweet to list this condo. My parents bought this condo back in the fall of 1993. At that time my father's health was somewhat altered. He had had angioplasty. This was back in the day when they were not putting the stints in (at least not in this east Texas town), but rather just using the balloon to open the artery up. When they told me they had bought a beach condo I thought they were crazy. I mean that was over 150 miles away, my father was still working.. I just thought they would never get to enjoy it enought. Boy was I wrong!! Over time my father had to have more heart surgeries.. eventually he went into congestive heart failure. But through it all, if he could, he still wanted to go and spend time here at the condo. When he went for the last time, he was unable to even walk out on the beach. However, he was able to sit on that balcony and take in the smells of the gulf, watch the seagulls as well as the people having fun, feel the ocean breeze and listen to waves rolling in. Ahhhh.. can you just feel your senses being awakened right now as I tell you this. My father passed away about 1 1/2 years after they bought this. Before he died, they probably were able to stay there 10 or 12 days of each month. They certainly used this condo. They had many friends meet them down there. Galveston is such a fun place with many delicious restaurants. They had their favorites of course. And most everyone that visited also loved to go shopping on the Strand. Now Galveston has Schlitterbahn. And don't forget Moody Gardens. There are tours of old houses in Galveston. Check out all the points of interest in Galveston. But of course the biggest draw for us is the ocean. My maternal grandfather was a sea captain, so my mother just has had this in her blood to be near the ocean. I think she is the one that has loved Galveston more than anyone. But you see, now my mother is 83 years old. She still loves to go, but it is of course not very often. She does not drive out of town so she must depend on someone to take her. I have been responsible for caring for this investment for about 15 years now. My family does love it, but with everyone so busy, we are unable to go as much as before. We have rented it off and on over the course of the last 15 years. So, if anyone has any questions, you can contact me on this blog or the other blog. I know that God has just the right person that will love this condo as much as what we have.

1 comment:

I Love real estate blogs said...

I like to live in a condo like this. very relaxing place.

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