07 January 2015
Whining About The Weather In Galveston, Texas
I know. I've been whining about weather a lot and its starting to get annoying. Even I'm getting annoyed.
I guess it could be worse. We could be back in North Dakota. But at least when we were in North Dakota, we were staying with Scott's auntie and uncle in their spacious house. Being cooped up inside in a house is way different then being cooped up inside a 65 sq ft camper. Especially a house where Scott's auntie makes you peanut butter blossom cookies. You know the ones with chocolate kisses mushed into the center of them. Delicious.
We decided to get out of the camper the other day and check out Galveston Island. Located 50 miles southeast of Houston, Galveston is a barrier island around 27 miles long and 3 miles wide.
Turns out it is a big time cruise ship center. We found out the hard way as the roads were jam packed with cars full of people off on exciting cruises to warm places like the Caribbean. I wish I was in the Caribbean. What I wouldn't give to be wearing shorts just now instead of a fleece, parka and two pairs of socks. And pants. I also have pants on. I wish I had two pairs on. My legs are cold.
But not as cold as this bikini model. The poor woman. They were doing a photo shoot near the Galveston Pleasure Pier. The photographer and assistants were bundled up - the model, not so much. I wonder if we'll see an increase in blog traffic now that we have our first ever bikini shot?
We walked around for a while in the historic district of Galveston. In fact, we had hoped to make a proper walk of it and this should have been one of our "Going for a Walk" posts. But, we gave up pretty quickly and turned our walk into a driving tour.
Scott did manage to take some photos though. There aren't as many of the old building architecture that this part of Galveston is known for as you might be expecting. But here's a couple.
Instead, he took his usual shots of old signs. These are some of my favorites.
And of course, what walk wouldn't be complete without an alley shot. I like this one because there are flowers creeping over the fence into the alley. Every alley looks better with flowers.
Have you ever been to Galveston? What was the weather like?
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We went for a walk in Galveston, which turned into a drive, on 4 January 2015.