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Old 01-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
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Galveston sights?

We will be heading to Galveston in a few days and plan to stay a couple of months. What must see things are in that area? Thanks all!
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:30 AM   #2
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Moody Gardens is a must see, they have a world class aquarium, tropical greenhouse, river boat, Imax films, and more. Also depending on your interest they have a fairly good aviation museum, and an interesting railroad museum on the Stand downtown (home of the famous Dickens on the Strand festival, also the location of the local Mardi Gras festival). Of course you also have Houston only 40-60 miles away and all the things it has to offer, certainly within range of a day trip.
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Plan on doing two days at the NASA Space Center just 35 (+ or -) miles up I-45. Seawolf Park and museum will require at least 3/4 of a day. They have a submarine that you can go into and see how Hollywood got it all wrong with all of the space. The Elissa ( a tall mast sailing ship) is also a good museum to visit. They take her out during the summer for cruses. If the rubber tired train is running, that is a nice tour of the city. You can not pass up the Bishops Palace on Broadway. The Strand goes from 19th st to 25th st but it will take the DW at least a day to look at all of the shops. Don't go on the weekend as the cruise ships are coming and going and that can be as many as 8,000 people added to the mix. Gaidos (on the sea wall) around 50th to 60th st is some of the best seafood on the Island and probably in all of TEXAS. It's easy to find as they have a humongous crab on the roof. Pier 21 is also a good restaurant but it hasn't been around as long as Gaidos. Don't even think about steaks as it's a sea food town. Between Houston and Galveston, two months is a very short time.

The RV parks on Bolivar Peninsula, across the (free) ferry, will be a lot less expensive then the ones on Galveston Island and up toward Texas City and League City. One good thing about the ferry is when you are crossing you can go upstairs and check your roof for any problems. Be sure and take a loaf of bread so you can feed the 13,854 seagulls and 942 pelicans. The Sandpiper on the east side of Galveston Island has camp sites right on the beach if you are so inclined.

I hope you will have a good time and come back and see us again, Ya Hear.

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Miller's restaurant, I was there on business for 2 days last year the food was wonderful.
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We will be heading to Galveston in a few days and plan to stay a couple of months. What must see things are in that area? Thanks all!


HI, IlliniCathy, from the Champaign Co. gal who wrote you several months ago. DH & I are on Galveston Island until the 5th. Will you be here by then, or maybe already here?

I can second all the suggestions you've gotten here, having been to some of these places. We've stayed at Sandpiper before; nice place, handy to everything. This time we're way out west on the island where it's quiet and there is easy access to the beach, w/o all the crowds.

Speaking of which, Mardi Gras is a big deal here, celebrated over 2 weekends, Feb. 2 - 13, town & campgrounds being very full & busy. They charge for watching the parade on the first weekend, but the next weekend parade is free. Most other events are free.

PM me if you're around & want to meet up.


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The Sandpiper on the east side of Galveston Island has camp sites right on the beach if you are so inclined.

I hope you will have a good time and come back and see us again, Ya Hear.

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Hi, Teffy! Good info and very thorough. How ya doin'?

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Suspinz, hello! We are at the Jamaica Beach RV Park. Would love to get together with you. Where are you??
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If you felt even more adventurous, if you wanted to cruise a little, Keemah Boardwalk could be a point of interest. It's right near NASA if you decided to take that amazing tour.

And in my Humble opinion, you would be remiss not to make a trip into Houston and eat at Vic and Anthony's. Houston itself has a buzzing current of fabulous theater, symphony, and shows.

If this type of thing interests you at all, a date night at Vic And Anthony's near Minute Maid Park (GO ASTROS!) and then catching a show is well worth the effort.

Further, I find the Galveston Mardi Gras repugnant, especially at night. You'd do yourself a favor staying as far as you could at night. It's generally more tame during the day, but lots of bad actors at night.
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Suspinz, hello! We are at the Jamaica Beach RV Park. Would love to get together with you. Where are you??


Hiya! We're down the road at Galveston Island RV Resort. PM re arrangements, eh?
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Hi, Teffy! Good info and very thorough. How ya doin'?

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Good Morning Sue:

Haven't done any long trips lately but the GF and I have been doing a lot of square dancing and the MH is nice so we don't have to do a two hour drive home after the dance.

Have ya'll gotten together with Wayne and Earlene? Have a great stay down here.


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Haven't done any long trips lately but the GF and I have been doing a lot of square dancing and the MH is nice so we don't have to do a two hour drive home after the dance.



Have ya'll gotten together with Wayne and Earlene? Have a great stay down here.





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Hi Teffy! We'll see W & E after his wrist goes under the surgeon's knife tomorrow, when he feels up to it. We've talked by phone.

The weather is improving & beats IL temps, so we aren't complaining!

Your square dancing sounds fun, and I'm pleased for you that you have someone to share it with. I did square, contra, and clog dancing in my fitter years and know how much fun it can be. Game on!
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