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... Peninsula. Looked at Gilchrist, that had been wiped out by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Now rebuilt, with all homes built on stilts high above ground. Caught the FREE ferry to Galveston. First ferry since Ireland! Drove to Johnson Space Centre. Did tram tour that took us to the original Mission Control used for Apollo programs, ( like being on the set of "Apollo 13".) and then to the Saturn V rocket shed. Apparently this rocket ...
... paddies (need lots of rice for Cajun food)
Then we saw lots of oil donkeys as we approached the coast. Shipping on an inland canal, protecting oil ships from the sea.
We camped at High Island. It is high because it is on a salt dome, which is associated with finding oil underneath. It is also a bird sanctuary for migrating water birds.
The camp had lots of noisy birds, beautiful iridescent blue on black, called ...
... the weather started to get foggy and out of the mist loomed a cruise ship. It was eerie! Eventually we turned back to port and saw several more pods of dolphins. I was happy to see them because they were out doing "dolphin stuff" and not trailing a shrimper. Just by happenstance I managed to get a photo of two of them as they surfaced. After disembarking the tour boat we picked up audio tours and maps of the Elissa at the Texas Maritime Museum. ...
Meeting Dave and Linda at Galveston. The 1st time to the island for them. We enjoyed suggesting some of our favorite highlights.
�� Wednesday Little Daddy's Gumbo
�� Thursday Olympia for lunch
�� Millers for dinner
Our meals were very good.
We saw the Great Storm and shopped the Strand.
On Friday we saw the tree sculptures and the interesting homes while driving through the historic neighborhood. ...
... and kids - great feeling of community. The showers are excellent - hot water, privacy, and space. These were cleaned daily. We had a minor crisis when I discovered that I had forgotten my hair dryer and had to have one before the graduation festivities. Fortunately for both me and the people I saw yesterday,, the RV park owners were happy to provide one! We enjoyed seafood at both Casey's and Shrimp-n- Stuff and enjoyed walking the Strand. We also drove around ...