Christmas Texas Road Trip
If you’re going to live on the road, there’s no time like the present to get used to it. For my Christmas present this year, Mike and I packed up our Tucson and headed for San Leon, Texas, 2388 miles from Miramichi, NB, to spend the holidays with my brother and his family. Until this point, neither of us had ever been further south than Boston, MA.
My brother Darrell (center) and his acoustic group, onstage at the San Leon Beach Pub.
Pelicans on Galveston Bay.
Being a northerner, naturally I was fascinated with the palm trees.
The Seawall at Galveston Island.
A pier along the Galveston Seawall.
The entire amusement park was built out on the pier.
More of Pleasure Pier.
The Hotel Galvez is reported to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world.
Seawolf Park is a memorial to the USS Seawolf, a United States Navy Sargo-class submarine mistakenly sunk by U.S. Navy forces in 1944 during World War II. It is located on Pelican Island, just north of Galveston.
USS Cavalla, WWII submarine, on display at Seawolf Park
USS Stewart, one of only 3 Destroyer Escorts in the world, also on display at Seawolf Park.
The gang coming out of the submarine. I’m already on the ship.
Wooden roller coaster at the entrance of the Kemah Boardwalk.
How cool is a dragon on a Merry-Go-Round?
Boardwalk at Kemah
The manta tank.
Such gorgeous creatures!
They were so friendly. (and hungry!)
Outside the Aquarium. There may have been some Photoshopping done, since I won’t hand my camera to just anyone, lol.
Wild bottlenose dolphin off the end of the Texas City Dike.
Another friendly dolphin.
Bolivar Peninsula Ferry
View from the ferry
The dolphins joined us again.
The remains of the tanker S.S. Selma, the largest concrete ship constructed, now rests in Galveston Bay.
White pelicans perched alongside the ferry dock.
Bolivar Peninsula house.
More stilt houses.
Even the School is up in the air! Apologies for the blurring, we were driving at the time.
Leaving for home and saying goodbye to my baby brother and my sweet sister-in-law.
After returning home in early January, we were settling in and getting back to renovations when Mother Nature took her cranky pill and dumped this on us. Ice built up on everything, in some places up to an inch thick. We were 5 days without power, and we were luckier than some others.
Other Places We’ve Been
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Milton Mills, New Hampshire
Wharf Rat Rally, Digby, Nova Scotia
Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Grand Falls, New Brunswick
Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Percé Rock, Quebec
Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
New Hamburg, Ontario
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Bouctouche, New Brunswick
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