Travel Blogs from Galveston
... walk on the beech and explored the marshes. I went in my T-shirt and walked briskly as it was still cool but I wanted a bit of sun. Lots of interesting shells and bits of flotsam to see. The sky is so vast here as everything is so low with few palm ...
... to it being here. My introduction to Texas.
Took two free ferries to get over waterways. A great change of pace and I saw lots of huge tankers, birds galore and a pod of dolphins feeding in the bay!
In Galveston I had a Cajan catfish, oyster and shrimp dinner looking out at the water as the sun went down. Camped in the back of my truck at the Galveston State Park.
A great spot - right on Stewart Beach. Windy and cool, but still a fun place to be at $43/night. Heard from the front desk that "The Spot" is a great place to eat, so we went there the first night and found fabulous Happy Hour Specials - great apps @$6.00 (oysters for Greg, ...
... 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. ...
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