Travel Blogs from Galveston
Day 5A day of rest at the Galveston Island State Park! I took the day off from driving and rested and rearranged my stuff. The bed in the back had become wet from the rainstorm the other day so I set everything out to dry well. In the afternoon I went for ...
... water and felt my feet on the ground. It reminded me to feel. Sensing the solidness of the earth beneath my feet and the vastness of the sky above and letting the world touch my heart. Letting go of the should’s, could’s and would’s and just being fully in the moment and softening to it.Port Arthur is a crazy big oil installation kind of ugly but then ...
... to behold.
Whilst the 2x Dave's were gallivanting on their bikes, LJ stayed with Chris (Brenda turned up), Denny and Mushroom and they wander along the shop fronts around the pier. They were a weebit disappointed with what they had found - it was the usual tat that can be found in any sea-side town's shops. They then wandered up the beach and settled down having Iced-Tea in a small beach-side cafe, but not before mushroom had made them all laugh ...
... a city until 1839. The move to make it a city was started by a Canadian - Michel B. Menard;
-- A hurricane struck Galveston in 1900. It is considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history. There were 120 mph winds and a tidal surge that swept across the island, killing over 6,000 people;
-- In the aftermath of the hurricane, city leaders decided they needed strong protection from the sea. ...
Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico
Days 93 and 94, November 2 and 3, 2010 What used to be Hwy 87 on the Gulf of Mexico before Hurricane Ike
167 miles to Galveston on Day 93; 43 miles today
Elevation, sea level
Today is a windy and overcast day and waves are slapping against the shoreline in what can only be a feeble mimic of what Hurricane Ike did to tear up this road. We had originally planned on going further up the road ...
Other places to stay in Galveston
7 Hope Blvd., Galveston | 4 star motelfrom $204
- People, Moody Gardens is for real. It is outstanding to say the least.
- A great Hotel and Resort
- Train wreck
1402 Seawall Blvd, Galveston | 2 star motelfrom $112
2825 61st Street, Galveston | 2 star motelfrom $78
- Clean, Great Staff, Pleasant Stay
- Clean and reasonable
- Don't go here
6107 Broadway, Galveston | 2 star motelfrom $53
2825 1/2 B 61st Street, Galveston | 1 star motelfrom $88
928 Ferry Road, Galveston | Motelfrom $107
7404 Avenue J, Galveston | 1 star motelfrom $58
201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston | Motelfrom $55
2027 25th Street, Galveston | Motelfrom $85