Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston
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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 ...
... original and the best ice cream there is. The hurricanes of 1900 and 2008, did a lot of damage in this district as well as other parts of the city. Driving around town, you can still see some places that were damaged and have not been repaired. We had dinner in a wonderful Italian Seafood restaurant across from the beach called Mario's Italian Seafood. Wonderful Gulf shrimp in a trio of sauces which included parmesan, scampi and alfredo. That, along with a great ...
... muster, we made a beeline for the helipad on Deck 4. Great place to see the ship leave. Very windy, though, and a bit chilly this time of year.
After the sailing we went to the Promenade Cafe to get something to warm us up. Then wandered the Promenade, in and out of stores, to see what was to be had. Back to the room to get ready for dinner..
Dinner was superb. We are in a ...
Departure day has finally arrived. After settling the dogs at the vet, we headed off for Galveston. We had an uneventful drive down with little traffic. The security and checking took a grand total of 15 minutes. We were 25 minutes early for boarding but there were already a couple hundred people ahead of us. We were in Boarding Group #3. Wonder what time the others got ...