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Feb 24, 2019 - Galveston, TX

We travelled to Galveston via an inland waterway highway, across the ferry on Bolivar Peninsula and into Stella Mare RV Park just outside Galveston. We usually stay at the Sandpiper RV Park, but recent RV reviews changed our minds and when going by that park this year, it was nearly empty and is normally full. Stella Mare is a new park out toward Jamaica Beach and one we will be staying at again and for a longer stay. This is a beautiful park and from their office and deck is a spectacular view of the Gulf. People here were very friendly....

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Dec 2, 2018 - Chore Day

Dec 2, 2018 (Sunday) It was another gorgeous day here in Galveston today. The temperature was about 75 with the sun shining. I had all the windows and door on the RV open today airing it out. Today was a day of chores. I’m supposed to pick up my granddaughter Wednesday morning so I spent today getting ready for her. She will be spending 12 days with me. I always take her to the grocery store and let her pick out anything she wants to eat. So, I cleaned out the pantry getting rid of anything that was outdated or that I have had for a while...

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Just Tripping Along

Dec 1, 2018 - Dickens on the Strand

Dec 1, 2018 (Saturday) I went to Dickens on the Strand today. It was a gorgeous day for it. I arrived about 11 A.M and left about 5:30 P.M. Needless to say, I’m tired tonight. One of the performances I watched was called “Mrs. Dickens”. It was a lady dressed up and pretending to be Mrs. Dickens. She told about Christmas time during the Dickens era. She was talking about a pudding they served and said if you found a ring in the pudding you were able to keep it. She then gave a ring to a lady on the front seat in the audience. She then said...

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Apr 7, 2018 - Galveston Texas

We found out that the Tall Ships were coming to Galveston so we made sure to get there that weekend. When we arrived it was warm and sunny. We took advantage of the sun to check out the RV park’s Lazy River. It is where you climb on a inflated tube and just keep floating around and around this pool river. There were a few waterfalls too. The water was chilly, or should I say “refreshing”? We were more than ready to then check out the hot tubs to warm up again. Unfortunately the weather had turned on us. The next day It was wet and pretty...

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Mar 26, 2017 - Galvaston, Beach

The trip to Galveston was great. We arrived and had to take a ferry to get on the island. The state runs up to seven boats depending on traffic. The amazing part is that they run the boats free to the public. Wow! We had a great campground on the water in Galveston Bay. We spent much time outside drinking wine watching the boats go by. We made a day trip to historic Galveston down on the water front. A good stop

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Jan 11, 2017 - Galveston Island

Yesterday morning, as we left Goose Island State Park, we drove by the site where the whooping cranes were supposed to hang out, and there they were! And they were accompanied by a couple of immature sandhill cranes--probably mom or pop was out of sight in the marsh behind them. We came on to Galveston and checked into a commercial RV park because the state park was full. Guess we are going to have to get better about advance reservations in this part of the world. Today we set out to follow the suggestions in the Texas Coastal Birding Map...

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Dec 16, 2016 - Moody Mansion

Today, Roger and I are visiting the gorgeous 19th century mansion of the William Moody. The was is a mere 28,000 Sq feet home that was purchased by the family for only $20,000.00. It is furnished with the original pieces belonging to the family. The home has an elevator, dumb waiter, pocket slide doors and windows. The original owner, Mrs. Willis constructed the house using the newest amenities for the era.

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Jun 18, 2016 - Galveston, TX

Today we got started fairly early going to Galveston Island which is just 30 miles south of us. Today was Saturday and we knew that the place would be crowded later so we got going early. The first area that we went to was the Strand, which was the downtown area and the surrounding old homes. Basically all of the island was destroyed in the 1900 hurricane, which was the largest natural disaster in the United States, including up to today. Over 6000 people died on the island from this storm. In one night Galveston went from one of the...

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To Maine and back

Feb 25, 2016 - Galveston, TX

We headed out on Hwy 87 to Hwy 35 to Hwy 6 to I-45 into Galveston. Another of our favorite cities to visit. We stayed at the Sandpiper RV Park on the gulf. From here it is just down the road to go watch all the large ships come in and out of the port of Galveston. We went and did this several times. We took a drive through the Historic downtown of Galveston with many restored old buildings and shops. Love the architecture of this city. Eating shrimp is our main goal in this city and there is a place called The Spot, on the seawall, that is...

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Winter 2016

Feb 3, 2016 - Galveston, TX.

Our next stop was Galveston, on the beach. We used some smaller back roads to avoid Houston. It worked great. Our campground was right on the seawall. Though windy and cool, we enjoyed the area. They were having a Baptism in the water when we walked to the beach with jackets on. The picture of the event did not turn out, but we got them coming out of the water. Drove to the end of the island and watch the ships for a while, then drove along Seawall Blvd. and found a spot to eat(named The Spot). Had a Shrimp Po Boy. oh boy! Afterword a...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Galveston oh Galveston

Galveston oh Galveston…. Here is an actual verse from the song, as sung by Glen Campbell: Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing While I watch the cannons flashing I clean my gun and dream of Galveston This kind of thinking explains the sign we saw while walking The Strand (historic downtown district) in Galveston tonight with the silhouette of a handgun and these words: “These premises are protected 3 nights a week. You get to guess which ones.” Or the sign outside the biker bar a block further on that said:...

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Mar 6, 2015 - Thanks Galveston

Galveston, Texas (By Larry) We arrived here on Saturday, February 28 and checked into the Sandpiper RV Park which was to become our home for the next week. A very nice park, apparently built at the site of what was the Sandpiper motel before the arrival of Hurricane Ike. It is very close to the beach, and we can see the ocean from our space. Actually most of our stay here has been in heavy fog, so at times we could barely see each other even though we are all parked in adjacent spaces. The fog has limited our excursions somewhat, but we...

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