To Houston and Galveston: Day 12

Just a photo album tonight.  Too many experiences for words.  Hope the pictures will speak for themselves.

2015-06-27 09.59.27First stop this morning before leaving San Antonio: The Mission of San Jose, one of the four Missions around San Antonio.


2015-06-27 11.43.59A major attraction along I-10 on the road to Houston: “Buck-ees,” a truck stop style plaza as big as a Costco with all things Beaver. (And gas and food and drink and bathrooms as well.)  For someone who collects beavers, it was Unbeaverable!

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Signs of life as we come into the Houston metropolitan area.  Freeways stacked 5 layers high.  We could never do that in Seattle!



2015-06-27 16.13.37At the Lone Star Air Museum in Galveston, where I saw and photographed “The Thunderbird,” one of the few remaining B-17’s in the world.  This one is in mint condition, as it was one of the last to come off the factory line and never saw service in the war.

2015-06-27 17.04.57A beautiful early evening walk along the sea wall in Galveston.  I loved watching the pelicans swoop and dive for their dinner!  Amazing – and so graceful.

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Met Chris on the pier and he let me photograph him with his prize catch of the evening – a baby hammerhead shark!  He was thrilled to think I was going to put his picture on “What’s that called?  The Internet?”  Here you are Chris.  And thanks for sharing your catch of the day.

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The sky clearing after the first rain of the trip – hard and heavy between Huston and Galveston.  It scared me a bit.  We’ve forgotten what real rain can be like.  But after about 35 minutes, we were on the other side and the sun came out again.

2015-06-27 17.01.24-1Hello from Galveston, everyone!  We’re having a great time.