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Mini-Vacation in Galveston

I've been offline since late Monday afternoon, taking a mini-vacation in Galveston. We got back late last night. Here's some photos, and I'll do a bit of a trip report later.

I've taken a lot of pictures of the Victorian houses, the new beachhouses, etc, so this time I was trying to get different things. For previous pictures, check out the Galveston tag below.


This is the view from where we had lunch, at The Spot







Restored Victorian buildings on The Strand




Making saltwater taffy at LaKings Confectionary.


The soda fountain at LaKings


This building is completely full of homemade ice cream and candy.


Trying to get a close-up of another building


Murdoch's and the Amusement Pier - Both are recreations of things that used to be there, though Murdoch's was a bathhouse and is now a shop.


Old style beachhouses behind the Seawall.


Miller's, where we had breakfast.


These next pictures are all from the Moody Gardens Rainforest exhibit, in the glass pyramid, which was rebuilt after hurricane Ike. It's a lot bigger now, with two levels so they can demonstrate the difference between the canopy and the forest floor. You can't tell from these pictures, but it's full of birds and fish and turtles, plus sections for butterflies and bats.












This is the view from where we had lunch at one point, from the Waterman towards the West end of the island. It's one of those places where you can drive up and park your boat and eat.




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Yay for mini-vacations, ocean, and blue birds!

Eyestrain misread that as 'This building is completely made of homemade ice cream and candy...' Yum.

Looks like a fabulous place to visit.

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