Monday, July 27, 2020

The Journey Continues part A

Pat and Eric working on installing the new batteries.

I started using Sunday to fill in the time from when we started traveling until we started blogging.  With only 2 months (Jan. and Feb. 2020) left, I've moved from numbers to letters in our journey.  Why you might ask?  No idea why, that's just me. 😀  In January we still had reservations at the "cockle-bur" park, Dellanera in Galveston.  We did have to change spots, and the new spot had a few less cockle-burs.  We also had the best neighbors!  Next door were the "unofficial" campground hosts, Craig and Glenn from Minnesota.  If you needed to know anything about the park, or about anyone in it, they knew! They had been coming to this park for several years.  Across from us were Gayle and Norm from Oklahoma.  They all made the cockle-burs a lot more bearable.

Eric took a day to come and help Pat install the new batteries.  It was a lot of work and took most of the day.  We sure appreciated Eric's help and expertise.  

Their battery installation tools

The new batteries:  Pat's pride and joy

A Christmas gift

We purchased reduced senior tickets at our first RV park for one attraction at Moody Gardens, and we hadn't used them yet.  Moody Gardens is easy to see with it's 3 large pyramid buildings, one housing an aquarium, one housing a rain forest, and the 3rd the MG 3D and 4D FX theaters.  There is also a golf course, paddle-boat, rope course and zip line, discovery museum and probably more.  They also have seasonal displays like the Christmas ice sculptures (we didn't make it to that).  With our one-event ticket we chose the rain forest.  It was pretty toasty and humid as we spiraled our way to the top experiencing different levels of the rain forest.

The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe in Galveston was fabulous.  On our first trip I got a cheesecake brownie to go.  I don't think it made it back to the RV!

Sunflower Bakery and Cafe

On the seawall we found a statue commemorating the 1900 Great Storm  that demolished Galveston and killed over 6,000 people, the deadliest natural disaster to hit the U. S. to date. The statue was placed in 2000 and survived the devastating 2008 hurricane.

Built in 1903, Fort Crockett along the seawall, was originally built to protect Galveston and the harbor, and to secure the entrance to the bay.

Memorial to the Great Storm of 1900

Overlooking where part of Fort Crockett had been.

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