Day #10 – Galveston Spring Break Craziness

LOCATION:  Bolivar Peninsula, near Galveston, Texas
CAMPGROUND:  2nd night at Bay Palms RV Park
WEATHER:  Very nice.  Sunny.  High 75

I took a long walk around this part of the peninsula.  This RV park is next to a housing development that is quite lovely.  There are man-made canals leading out to the Gulf, and the homeowners each have their private dock.  It is a gated community.  On the other side of it is a real contrast – boarded up homes with lots of garbage and a chicken farm.  The roosters woke us up this morning!

Then, the four of us took off for lunch in Galveston. The line to get on the ferry was very long.  Spring break plus Saturday = chaos.  We waited in line for about an hour.  Carloads around us full of young people were partying with their loud music and revved up cars.  They were ready to party!

Trix, the Glanville’s dog, liked barking at the seagulls.

We have driven through Galveston, but had not visited it before.  What a surprise!  First we drove by the port and cruise ship dock (now empty).  Then to a renovated area  called The Strand.  It was hopping with Spring Breakers.  The beautiful old buildings have been restored to nice restaurants and shops.

The first restaurant we went to (at 2:00) said there would be an hour wait.  So, we went on and found a surprisingly quiet, upscale Italian restaurant.  The Glanvilles had an appetizer platter…

George and I shared two appetizers – blackened sea scallops in a garlicky butter sauce, and mushrooms topped with creamy crab on a bed of blanched spinach.  All very tasty.

We took a drive around the historic part of town, full of huge Victorian-type homes, and along the beach.  Then, we got in the line (again long) to board the ferry for the return trip.

The ferry ride itself is only about 15 minutes.

DINNER:  The Glanvilles’ turn tonight.  Rob grilled some chicken.  Irene served steamed broccoli/cauliflower and a platter of steamed asparagus.  All delish!

BOOK:  “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley is about a big wedding and all the guests’ (mixed-up) lives.  Of course there is a murder that culminates the big day.  4 stars out of 5

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