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... very clear but a lot cooler than we expected. Matt especially enjoyed walking in white cool sand; he calls the sun scorched sand back home “lava”. The sand in thisspot has quartz in it and it stays cool, so we heard from Dennis and Maria, two strangers we started chatting with spontaneously. Dennis spoke with Matt and me, while Paula chatted with Maria at the water’s edge in the lineup of rental beach chairs. Matt liked Dennis right away ...
... in Galveston and Darren captured a dolphin.
So we head to San Antonio only to be caught in what we thought was rush hour traffic... turns out it was the traffic created by the parade for the San Antonio Spurs after winning the NBA. Brad said later he was caught up in the celebration when he arrived in San Antonio earlier in the week ...
On our way to Galveston we got caught in traffic so we opted for an adventure in the form of a detour. What a surprising view. The Gulf roughly lapping the shores; beautiful homes on stilts, pastel colors of beach community homes were easy on the eye. I wish more of them were caught in pictures. Small farms, resturants and shops dotted the main drag and the bay was so still in direct contrast of the gulf. This was an enjoyable ...
...and still packing. This luggage we bought last year was a mistake, the bags can easily hold 70 pounds! 50 pounds hardly fills them up 3/4 of the way and all our stuff slides around...thinking of stuffing mine with blown up zip lock bags. Heather on the other hand keeps making trips from the closet and dropping stuff in both my bag and hers; she's been packing for 2 weeks already, how is there anything still left in her ...
Mariner of the Seas is in fine shape. Clean and pretty, with several new additions similar to the Freedom class (we traveled on last cruise) to bring it more up to date. She was in dry dock last year and they added a big screen over the pool, touch screen monitors throughout the ship with maps and daily cruise compass activities, etc. I only wish they could have found space to add a Flow Rider. We really missed that.
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