Published: September 16th 2012September 16th 2012
RV campsite & Train Ride
Started our 2nd day in Galveston by heading out to go on the ferry.....Sailing, Sailing. Wait....they are giving train rides at the train station museum so "All Aboard" and we were traveling down the train tracks. It was a short ride but fun. This beautiful location was heavily devestated by Hurricane Ike in 2008. They had photgraphs of the damage and what they had to do to restore it all....amazing. That one photo of Lulu in the bag is inside the Post Office Train Car.
From tracks to water we went. We boarded the ferry which took us to and from Port Bolivar Island. It was a great ride! We could see dolphins all around the boat. When I looked over the top edge, I saw a dead, 8 foot alligator in the back of a truck on the ferry. You never can plan for what you may see "at sea". There was no fee to ride this ferry for either the cars or passengers....not sure how they are funded. They had four ferries running.
For all our flower friends, the beautiful pink flowers are called "oleanders". They are also found in white and red colors. Still no yellow
There was a street fair going on back in "The Strand" area where we ate ice cream yesterday. I bought a pretty "bling" necklace. It helped to take my mind off my ant-bit foot that itches like a wool coat over poison ivy with mosquitoes gnawing away while "no-see-ums" wait their turn.....it's bad!
Our day ended touring one of the mansions we saw yesterday: Bishop's Palace. It was built in 1892 and survived the terrible storm of 1900. It was the residence of the Grisham family until 1923 (to 1960's) when it was the residence of the Archbishop of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. What a place. Breathtaking is not enough to describe its grandeur.
We shall leave Galveston in the morning and head towards San Antonio. I think we shall make it on this lap. Hope you are enjoying this trip as much as we are. We don't even think about how it started.....that seems so long ago. Red Bay, what - where???
There are more photos below