Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Texas USA

Our first stop in the great state of Texas was in a small town of Wallisville TX. The time here would be short , only two days but the experience would not be .
We headed to the Gulf of Mexico via the Bolivar Peninsula , that’s where Sharon and I saw the working oil wells  we’ve never seen before .
working Texas Oil Well
I started to wonder why there weren't more housing along this gulf shore …….Sharon remembered that this is where Hurricane Ike hit only a year or so ago ……

 Mile after mile of empty shore and streets …….
We drove the 20 miles along Crystal Beach , finding only an occasional house being built or done ……very sad ……
At the end of the road is Port Bolivar and a short ferry ride to Galveston TX.
Galveston , is a neat city ……  lots of shops and older buildings ……It also had one of Sharon’s favorite places ……Ice Cream Shoppe ……
We drove back to the campground and were treated with a nice bridge ride :
we’ll be heading to Elgin TX. , home to one of Sharons’ friends from when she was a young newspaper girl ……

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