“She was 21 when he left Galveston……….Galveston O Galveston”

Up the pole at Keemah

On the beach at Galveston
Ellissa

Thus sang Glen Campbell, we arrived and left the next day and are long way from 21.

We have returned from an overnight stay on the harbour in Galveston and a morning on the Boardwalk at Keemah, an amusement Pier. At Keemah we had a ride up a vertical lift type ride that gave an all round view about 170 ft up. Leanne declined the experience. Mitchell had a go on the roller coaster, was the only person on it!  Both places were semi deserted as winter approaches. This would be a good place to come back to when there are a few more people around.  There was a major hurricane here around 1900 and the more recent Hurricane Ike in 2008 which was a Brisbane flood like experience but with the water coming from the sea.

 We wandered around the Strand area which has a lot of restored buildings from the early 1900s when Galveston was a major commercial centre in the South, ‘the New York of the South’. Historically it was a centre for piracy and a major Civil War sea battle took place here.  Galveston is also famous for its flounder which is in plentiful supply in November and I enjoyed a grilled one for dinner, Leanne sampled a largish Crab Cake .

As we left for Houston for the return to Houston we drove along the sea wall and  had lunch at a ‘shack’ on the sand overlooking the Bay.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on December 2, 2011, in Texas 2011. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I hope Russell didn’t try to do a Glen Campbell impersonisation!!! I have heard him sing. Sounds like a great time had by all.

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