Inn at the Waterpark
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
Day 4I headed for Baton Rouge and then along the Gulf of Mexico coast as it was all Mississippi delta marsh and I wanted to see it. I wound my way along slowly and found a road that was as close to the gulf as I could get. I kept a lookout for alligators, to no avail though as it is too cold out. Saw some Ibis and white and blue herons. Lots of marsh plants looked familiar. Had ...
... got a porter, and went through customs in about 15 minutes time. We were loaded in the truck and leaving the parking lot by 10:30. We had no traffic on the Houston freeways and got to Dave and Sherry's by noon. After dropping them off we headed on to College Station and were home by 2:00. Tired and exhausted we unpacked and collapsed. It was a great vacation! Now it is time to start planning the next ...
... I have a Cannon Powershot something, with a few specialty filters and lens attachments that I've yet to master. Plan on getting some practice before we go. We also have a HD Camcorder and a couple small Sony pocket cameras so we'll always be ready!
Headed to Moody Gardens now to Practice with my new lenses. They have a Beautiful rainforest exhibit full of exotic plants, butterflies and wildlife that will surely test them out!