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Dec 31, 2014 - New Year, New Blog

We spent Christmas in Baytown as we did last year, and what a great time was had by all. Lots of good food, movies and fun. Jean-Luc went to two day camps at NASA and had an "awesome" (his words) time. Jeff and I gave each other a "Clam" screen tent for Christmas, but still haven't had the chance to put it up. (It's supposed to take about 2 minutes tops.) The day we left Amanda's house to come to Galveston, Adam and Laura arrived from Chicago to spend New Year's with Amanda and family. We overlapped just enough to see them, and then we were...

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Dec 16, 2014 - Galveston Island State Park

The Texas State Parks we have stayed in have been lovely, and Galveston Island did not disappoint. There are two areas, Bayside, and Beachside.....we, of course, chose the beach. About 25 yards over the dunes from the Gulf of Mexico, our camp lacked only one thing.....sunshine! Almost three inches of rain fell on us December 18th, and all campsites on the beach side were flooded. It was warm out (65 degrees or so,) so not miserable - just inconvenient to have to put on snow boots to walk the dog..... We did some kayaking in the bayou,...

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Oct 9, 2012 - Galveston Island SP.

We finally left Lake Charles this morning and drove 160 miles to Galveston Island State Park in Texas,arrived here about 1:30 after a 3 hour drive with one pee break we have signed up for 3 nights here and could stay longer if desired. I have uploaded some pictures from the Park here in Galveston and also some from the Park in Lake Charles the ones that show the trees and swamp are from Lake Charles Sam Huston Jones SP (Duh!). The park is very quite this time of year but fills up on the week ends. We are pretty much to ourselves right now....

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May 15, 2012 - Lazy Daze South Central Rally at Galveston Island State Park

TUESDAY This morning Camping World completed the State inspection. Due to the rainy weather, they would not do the wax job. Of course, the rain undid the wash job from yesterday. Oh, well. I won’t complain because we so desperately need the rain. I just wish I hadn’t wasted the $90+ on it! Maybe the rain will wash off the road grime while at the campground. By 10:30 or so I was on my way to Galveston. I stopped for lunch at a Dairy Queen in Alvin because there was plenty of space for Daisy. I was settled into my site at the campground by...

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Apr 24, 2011 - Galveston Island State Park

Left Corpus Christi early so we could catch the ferry, very small only took 10 min. to cross. Stopped for lunch at a neat park in Bay City, TX. Had a pond with turtles, fish, squirrels and birds all over.On Galveston we drove the entire length of the island before coming to the campground. Our site was on the lake side as apposed to the beach side which was good, because the beach was very windy and hot. Started out busy at park, because of Easter, but that night only 4 or 5 other campers in our loop. Took the nature walks around and saw a...

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Mar 21, 2010 - Day #35

Day #35, Sunday, March 21, 2010: Sunny & very cool, packed up and headed for Galveston Island S.P. Drove most of the way on back roads and little used highways. Very, very pleasant. Brenda spotted a Swallow Tailed Kite flying overhead, a great bird for us and a good bird for the area. Drove through the petroleum, gas, chemical and plastic network of plants in Brazosport area south of Galveston – funny how the biggest threats to our environment share some of the best nature areas so successfully? Realized as we almost drove past Galveston...

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Spring 2010

Nov 6, 2009 - Surviving Wind and Fire

Galveston Bay is a veteran of both - Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6 On Thursday morning we headed southeast for Galveston Island. We had reservations for two nights at Galveston Island State Park. You can’t get from Houston to Galveston Island without passing Texas City, and therein lies a tale. On the morning of April 16, 1947 Texas City became the scene of an explosion that still ranks today as the worst industrial accident in United States history. The explosion was caused by the detonation of 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Oct 22, 2008 - Galveston Island after Hurricane Ike

Hi All, We made a day trip down to Galveston Island to see how much damage was done to the State Park and surrounding subdivisons. The State Park is located about half way down the Island and was behind a sand burm that was about 5 to 6 feet high. As you can see from the pictures the sand burm no longer exists and about half of the park is now barried in the sand that was the burm. The houses on the beach survived quite well except for the area at the piles, which had much of the foundations washed away. Those houses away from the beach...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Leg Five B

O61108 - We spent the night in a tent inside the shelter. This was the easiest way to ensure that we were sleeping on a relatively clean and dry surface. I had a hard time getting up in the morning so Neil grabbed a 2-way radio and walked to the fishing spot where he had the encounter with the giant child-eating stingray. Keane later woke and joined him. They fished for approximately two hours which gave me the time to wake up and get the campsite in order. Of course they returned at lunch time when they were ready to eat. I prepared a meal...

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Adventure Drive 02

Jun 10, 2008 - Leg Five A

061008 – Galveston Island State Park – Given our late arrival in Duncanville, I let the kids sleep until about 8:30AM. We were on the road by 9AM and started heading west. I asked Neil to verify the route, and he said keep going on the 20 for two hundred miles. Well, this was wrong. I figured it out after travelling about 80 miles off course. The upside was that we had an interesting opportunity to get off the beaten path and see the rural areas between Dallas and Houston. We had a fun drive and at one point passed a very old industrial...

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Nov 26, 2007 - The Drive To Galveston

We drove all the way down I45 to Galveston today. It was a surprisingly scenic drive. Who knew there were so many nice trees in Texas??? The only tricky part was the part that went right through the middle of Houston. Fortunately we never had to make any turns or go up on any of the high interchanges. The weather was also much nicer today. Sunny and much warmer. The truck thermometer read 18 degrees C while we were driving through Houston. Once we got onto Galveston Island, we drove to the State Park at the West end. It's going to be a...

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May 30, 2007 - Gone to Galveston!

Left San Antonio to go to Galveston. The trip was a very nice one. The weather has improved (no rain today, Yet!). We took I-10 most of the way. It took us through Houston which appeared to us to be a big well laid out modern city. Galveston is on the Gulf of Mexico coast and is a beach community. The water is not as clean looking as the California ocean. Lots of sea birds in the area and lots of condos in the area. We are in an RV park which is run by the City of Galveston and is right on the beach. The Pelicans are cool and are Bob's...

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