Saturday, April 16, 2011

Galveston

Yesterday I packed a picnic lunch of sandwiches, pickles, chips, sunflower seeds and lemon poppy seed muffins plus some cold drinks and we headed to Galveston Island.  It’s been awhile since we’ve been there and we wanted to go to the beach.

 

Once we got on the island we headed to the northern end and watched some ships coming and going into the port.  Huge ships!  Then we drove along Seawall Blvd and enjoyed the gulf on the left and buildings on the right.  We could still see some of the damage the last hurricane wrought.  But rebuilding is still going on and life continues to thrive on the island.

 

We had our picnic lunch on the seawall where there were tables.  We sat at watched the waves roll into shore.  It was heaven even though it was cloudy and misty.  After we stowed our bag in the truck we walked on the beach barefoot and then out onto a jetty, talked to a couple who were fishing and just enjoyed looking out to sea!  We both enjoy being on the coast

 

Anne and Scotty were just here and she suggested we drive on the Strand.  Well once we found it we parked and walked the Strand!  We even poked around in a few shops.  It reminded me of many downtown areas that cater to tourists and locals with specialty shops

 

We parked in a lot that charged quite a bit but if you ate at the restaurant you could park for no charge.  Since we’d rather give money for food and drink that’s what we did.  Fisherman’s Wharf had outdoor dining right on the water next to the 1877 iron barque Elissa.  www.tsm-elissa.org

 

Jim had a pina colada while I enjoyed a cold Elissa India Pale Ale.  We ordered the Dungeness crab and shrimp boil which we both enjoyed.  Jim ate the seafood while I ate the veggies!

 

We had a wonderful time exploring the area and we’ll have to come back and do it again.

 

Our evening was quiet with time spent watching tv and computing.  A cool front came through last night and it was 54 degrees outside when I got up at 0715.  My kind of weather!  Tomorrow we hit the road again heading north