Saturday, September 19, 2009

Little Road Trip for Me and My Honey

Mr. Cutie Pie and I had a little road trip today. We drove down to Galveston. We hadn't been down there since Hurricane Ike roared through here last year. It looks like people down there have done a remarkable job of rebuilding and renovating. There are still a lot of businesses that have not reopened, and a lot of those look like they never will. The picture above is the Flagship Inn. I believe it's the only hotel in the country built over the water. As you can see, it is actually built on a pier that extends out into the Gulf. It's been there a long time, but it was heavily damaged. We couldn't see any sign that it is being rebuilt at all.

We took a ride on the ferry from Galveston Island to Bolivar Pennisula. It is a free ride and one of the best local excursions in my opinion. We went up on the observation deck during the ride and enjoyed the sea air and the sea gulls antics. People on the lower deck were tossing food up in the air and the sea gulls were having a great time catching it.
On Bolivar Pennisula we took a little walk around the Fort Travis Park (another free attraction).
You can see that the Fort Travis seawall had some damage during the hurricane that has not been repaired yet.
We came home a different way and found some nicely deserted roads to travel. Isn't that sky beautiful?

And then, of course, we had to have some treats on the ride home. :)
Hope you've had a good day, too!
Hugs and kisses,


Screen Door said...

Thanks for sharing--- that's where I spent my honeymoon 25 years ago---

Karen E. Overton said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. We haven't been on the ferry since Ike, wasn't sure what was on the other side. Love the DQ treat! Nice ending to a nice day.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like a fun day. I've never been to that part of our country -- thanks for taking me along. And yay for DQ -- nothing better on a roadtrip!!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I enjoyed taking the tour with you. I've never been there before, but looks like you had a good time.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Elaine! What could be better than a little road time with your hubby and DQ to top it off? Simple pleasure. Love it. Thanks for your sweet words to me too.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, Elaine, we used to go to Galveston every year when our children were small. When I was a senior, our class stayed at the Flagship on our senior trip. Our last trip to Galveston, our little family stayed at the Flagship. I sure hope they can repair it. We used to always go to a little pizza place called Mario's on the sea walk. Every time a hurricane hit, they would rebuild. The last time it was a very modern restaurant,but still the great hand tossed pizza. Is it still there?? So glad you got to go! Hurricane Ike was such a terrible storm. blessings,Kathleen