Yesterday we took our leave from Glenn and Connie as we turned South towards Houston. They will continue East on I-20 as we head for the coast. It was 280 down I-45 but it took us over 5 hours because of traffic, accidents, and construction.
Today we ran down to Galveston to do a couple things we didn't get to do last time. We started at The Offshore Rig Museum. This is a retired offshore oil drilling platform that is now a museum and information center for the oil drilling companies.
From there, we went down the block to view a video presentation, "The Great Storm". This recounted the history of Galveston and it's destruction in a hurricane in 1900 that killed thousands. It was interesting to see how they built a seawall and raised the city 17 feet so they wouldn't be hit so badly again.