2013 New Adventures of the Old Joyce travel blog

May 4, 2013 – Victoria, Texas

Today I have done laundry, edited blogs which I had written and got them uploaded. I’ve also uploaded some of the pictures. I’m not sure I’ll get them all done today, but I’m making progress.

The morning started out cool, but it has warmed up nicely so that it has been a beautiful day. I’ve done laundry today and gone to the grocery store. I got new neighbors this afternoon. The last couple of days, I’ve lost more neighbors than I’ve gained. I’ll be leaving in the morning, and I think the new folks will be as well since they didn’t unhook their car.

Victoria was founded in 1824 when Martin De Leon was awarded a contract to settle 41 families on the lower Guadalupe River. The town evolved from De Leon’s Villa de Neustra Senora de Guadalupe de Jesus Victoria. It was commonly called Guadalupe Victoria. It was 1 of only 2 successful empresario colonies in Texas. The other one belonged to Sam Houston. Incorporated on May 24, 1838, it grew to become a major industrial and agricultural crossroad of South Texas.

Tomorrow, I will head out to Livingston where I intend to get some legal work done. I’ll be there for a week at least and intend to do some sightseeing while I’m there. I’ll try to get into Houston on the weekend when the traffic won’t be so bad.


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