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Travel Blogs from Galveston
... quick trip. As usual reminded of the pull of the coast while enjoying the sunset off the deck of Scott and JoAnn's. Picked up a gallon of fresh oysters for family back in Austin since this is one of the "best" places to get fresh oysters.
From there drove the Bolivar Peninsula to catch the ferry over to Galveston. Couldn't help but notice how close the highway is to the ...
... long walks, shelling and the quiet. We drove around Corpus Christi and San Padre Island, a prime get-a-way location for Texans and NW snow birds too! Mazy enjoyed a good beach run and we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Snoopy’s, a little waterfront restaurant. The beach sand is incredibly fine and deep and the water is a beautiful blue. (We caught snatches of this during the moments the sun melted away the fog.)
... the big bucks from the CPP, not even a ¼ of what she has
contributed over her lifetime and people complain about us getting it al all.
Pay back is a *****.
they had great entertainment, Smokey and Mark, it turned out that one was the
bass player from the band in Flora-Bama. As we got the last available table,
which was right in front of the band, no one else wanted it; we had a great
night kibitzing with the 2 entertainers. Smokey later invited us ...
... toothless people. The town also had a very large jail with a road sign which said: Don't stop for Hitchhikers. Mmmm we don't need to be told twice. I instructed Steve to mow down anything or anyone who got in our way. Lucky for them (?) we didn't have to. Found our way, after some instruction from the navigator was mistranslated and we had to chuck a U Turn (four times), to Galveston. Nice spot on the Gulf of Mexico about 1.5 hrs south of Houston. ...
Today it was a nice day temperature-wise (22 degrees), but very foggy. We couldn't even see the gulf from the sidewalk 10 feet away. The forecast was also for thundershowers, so we decided to head to the Rainforest Pyramid.
They just completed $25 million in enhancements to the building, following damage from Hurricane Ike. It's a 10-story arborium, but with birds and exotic animals. What's different is that the birds and monkeys are all loose - ...