SpringHill Suites Galveston Island
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... everyone he knew to check it out.
From there it was only 70 miles or so to Galveston TX. I went south on TX124 in Winnie TX to the beach and headed west. The oil wells are still pumping and there were wells very close to the beach. I road 40 or so miles along the water until I hit a FREE Ferry to Galveston.
The sun is shining, I am nearly done with this blog and might even get to walk around a little.
I got down here and ...
... 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 ...
... the welcome Showtime performances. It was conducted by the Cruise Director, Kevin Noonan. It was very entertaining & provided loads of laughter. We then headed off for our pre-arranged dinner seating and again the food was glorious. We met some interesting Texans (btw, this whole ship is full of Texans - lol!!!)
Tired, we headed back to our bedrooms and fell asleep to the rocking and swaying of this mighty beast on ...
... Jon's hand will never be the same again!
The next morning we loaded up our backpacks with sandwiches, water and our beach gear for a bike ride to the beach. Jon somehow managed to balance his bike with the beach umbrella hanging off the side and we were off, it was a 2 mile ride which didn't take us long. It was a nice little beach, which they had removed most of the seaweed from - success! It was still piled 5 feet high at the back of the beach, but at least there ...
... is around 1.7 million, about half being the tribal group Batswana. Other tribal clans include Bakalanga, Herero, Bayei, Hambukushu and Basubiya.Then there's the Khoisan or San (Bushman) tribes, who's numbers have dwindled to less than 50,000. The San are one of the few last remaining Late Stone Age people still living in Southern Africa. Through DNA, we know for certain that the San are the closest living descendants of the first humans in Africa over 100,000 years ...