February 18th, 2008


So I'm Here at the Beach in Galveston...

And I should have brought some flannel!

Little chilly here this morning. In the fifties. Not too bad. Cold wind coming off the gulf and right in my door. Been waiting for sun rise...I forgot to open the curtains and I very nearly missed it!. I’ll have photos in a bit. But here this ought to hold you...

Surf at Night

The Tide was in last night and seemed to stop just a few feet from the seawall! I don’t remember the tide coming ing in that close...

I blew in late last night around nine or so. I stopped to visit with Michele and Richard. The gave me a two and a half pound can of CASHEWS! Those two are nuts! NUTS I say! *grin* Then I stopped in to see Nancy and Ivan and hung out with them for a bit. Talked about just how crazy my life seems to be right about now...

Once I got checked in I went in search of diner. Stopped in at HOOTers. Watched a bit of the NBA all Star game there and drank a couple of Heinekens and had a burger. This HOOTers is out over the water of the gulf.


Lastly, Here is a billboard that makes a statement to me:


Edit: Just saw some dude outside in shorts, his t-shirt indicated he's from Sauk, Wisconsin! Dude! Put on some clothes!

Bandwidth Hog!

It is a beautiful day down here. Little cool, but otherwise sunshiny and bright. Had myself a good breakfast, next door @ Denny’s.

The Offspring will be joining me for lunch today. Think we’ll pig out at Gaido’s and then maybe take a stroll on the Strand. She’s got to go back to town for rehearssal for the show tomorrow night.

Bet I am hogging about all of this LaQuinta’s bandwidth as I am uploading a small movie and around 12 pictures I too this AM after coffee but before breakfast.

I give you:

Sunrise on the Gulf of Mexico!





One of the reasons I like coming down here is the funky architecture that only seems to happen in a beach town...

Need a beach condo?


How about a house one block off the seawall?


Decision time though. Do i want to stay here or move down the beach? Probably depends on the moola factor. Wonder what time checkout time is. *grins*

So I Did Move

Down the beach. It is all about the upgrades you know? Went from a standard, dinky, old and dated room, to a king “suite”. Gots a Kings size bed, A nice desk area, fridge, nicer bathroom...Balcony. All for the same price I was paying for the standard room in that older, dated motel.

Of course it’s further down the beach. But I don’t care. I’m here for the solitude anyway. I always get a no smoking room (even though I smoke) because the smoking rooms just stink. So the balcony is a bonus, so I don’t have to wander outside if I don’t want to.

But yeah, I had a pretty good day. The Offspring drove down from Houston and met me at Guido’s where I pigged out on shrimp and beer! And while we were there I had a call from alleycat2681 to wish me a Happy B-day too! My girls are goood.

After lunch The Offspring and I wandered around the strand for a while, till she had to go back to town. I then drove down the seawall and headed for the ferry that goes to the Bolivar Peninsula and cruised on 87 through Crystal Beach and beyond, until it dead ends, basically in the ocean. That road was never the same after Hurricane Alicia, I think, way back in the 1980’s. I can remember driving down 87 and even before Alicia, the Gulf was mighty close to the road. Matter of fact I’d seen it up and over the road before that. It finally did just wash out...After that I turned around and headed back.

Took over 70 pictures today. Some of them might even make it to flickr! Haha! Probably won’t get them uploaded here. The freakin’ connection seems to be really slow.

Anyhoo, I need to go out and scavenge some dinner, apparently while a handfull of pictures uploads...thbthbthb! More laterzzz!