As soon as I got off on the Galveston side, I noticed that the wind was a little calmer, thank goodness. Galveston, started out rather residential, but as soon as I turned onto Seawall Blvd, it turned into a beach town gearing up for spring break. There were still signs of hurricane damage, many empty lots, but mostly just a crazy looking beach town. It had similarities to Ocean City, Atlantic City, Va Beach, etc. The Seawall was about ten miles long, and I remember watching video of the water breaking up over it on the weather channel. The road was wide, and the traffic light, so I had my run of the place, checking out everything as I rode through the town. I had about a five mile ride to Galveston Island State Park, where we decided to camp for two nights. We spent most of the afternoon checking out a nearby town called Jamaica Beach, and strolling through the state park grounds.
Today was a day filled with firsts with the new motorhome. I got to load it onto the ferry (it was almost filled and they squeezed me on), I got to go along a beach road with lots of lights and crazy drivers, and I got to back into my site. Now, I've done this all with the Pace Arrow, but now it was with the Big Girl!
When I checked into to the campground, the ranger informed me that when I walked from the campsite to the beach, I should stay on the pathway and not walk through the dunes. She said that the rattlesnakes hung out in the high grass on the dunes! Oh goody!!!
|Actually, I was leaving it.....|
|Lighthouse at Port Bolivar|
|You have to have a sense of humor when dealing with these hurricanes!|
|On the ferry|
|Still haven't recovered from Ike....|
|Pleasure Park along the seawall in Galveston.|
|Memorial to the victims of the 1900 Galveston hurricane|
|You thought I was joking!!!|