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.


  1. I just came here for the bikini shot... what were those other photos about? Just kidding, I've heard great things about Galveston. Some of my friends from Alabama go down there for vaca sometimes. From your pics it looks like it has a really cool old town feel. I'm glad you got out of your camper for a little bit!

    1. It seems like a really neat town - I wish we could have spent more time walking about and exploring. Definitely a place I would come back and check out in warmer weather!

  2. I did my undergrad work at Texas A&M at Galveston, which is off on a dredge spoil island (Pelican Island) just behind Galveston. The school was wiped off the map a few years ago after a hurricane so I'm not sure it's back up and running. Galveston can be a fun place when there are activities on the Strand (Mardi Gras, Dickens festival). For some calm (and maybe some interesting camping sites) head off towards the west part of the island. Lots of wide flat beaches (you could drive on them when I was there 20 years ago). The surf fishing is excellent, too. And I'm sure the two of you can find the great little mexican restaurants scattered all over town ! Enjoy !

    1. It's amazing the destruction that hurricanes do in this part of the world! We didn't check out Pelican Island so not sure if its back up and running. I can imagine what a fun place it would be during Mardi Gras and other festivals - seems like a great place!

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