Wednesday, February 23, 2022

6 down, 44 to go !

Do they reall need those music stands?  How rude, Lilah is mostly hidden.🤣

What to do on a cold, windy, and rainy day?  Well, the Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios teamed up for"Turtles About Town."  There are 50 painted turtles throughout the Galveston area, raising awareness of the work being done to protect endangered turtles on the upper Texas Coast.  5 of the 7 endangered turtle species can be found here.  Businesses and organizations sponsored the Kemp Ridley sea turtle statues, and local artists were commissioned to give each turtle its own personality and meaning.  On Weds. Pat and I checked out a few.  

Turtle #1 is just across the highway from our RV Park, but we've not noticed it before.  Bubbles was created by Jane Young French in 2019.

We contined on to the 5 turtles east of our park.  Turtle #2 was in Jamaica Beach, a community of around1,000.  Ohana was created by Kristie Baker Barlow in 2020.

#3, MiShell, was located further east at Sea Isle, population 2,000.  It was created by Jacque V. Stanley.

Lucky, turtle #4, located in Sea Isle was created by Taylor H. Rich in 2020. 

Turtle #5, located in Sea Isle, was at a house and did not have a plaque.  The names of  Ray and Jean Cook were painted on the turtle.

As we headed back home we saw our final turtle of the day back in Jamaica Beach, Sunshine, created by Doug Hiser and Trinity Torres.

I don't know much, if anything, about computers.  They work or they don't.  I posted my last Sat. blog 2 times this week for a reason.  The first post did not put up the cover picture, it  was blank.  So I go to my computer person (to remain nameless) whose job was working with computers his entire career.  To make a VERY long story  (argument) short, I was informed it was Facebook's problem and nothing could be done.  After much discussion (yelling) over several days, this computer person found a way around the problem for now and I reposted that blog with a picture.  Tonight Facebook has posted a picture with my Monday blog so I guess the computer person and myself can quit arguing (at least about this).😉

My ill camera was returned today.  Glad to have it back but I'm not sure the zoom is fixed. 

One of several Galveston balconies decorated for Mardis Gras.

We're always on the look-out for a restaurant that has outdoor seating, as well as nice weather.  Today fit the bill.  Nice to eat outdoors at a restaurant, rather than eat  in the car.  Didn't realize at the time that it was National Margarita Day, darn!

We overlooked the ocean as well as historic Pleasure Pier.  The history of Pleasure Pier goes back to the early 1900's.  It has been various things over the years and was heavily impacted by 2 hurricanes.  In 2012 it opened as an amusement park, going back to it's original roots.   You can find  various food venues there too, including the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Food was wonderful.  Loved the hushpuppies (jalapeños gave them a little "bite") with their special sauce. If you ever go there, Ivory was the best waiter.  Even have enough left for tomorrow. 

Tonight the La Port middle school varsity  band did a practice run-through for their upcoming contest.  They performed 3 songs and then were given a piece they had never seen before to site read.  They did a great job and we loved getting to hear Lilah, a budding Trumpet player.  5 year-old Clara told me she was going to play the flute and she "played" along on a couple of songs to show me her skills.   

Where are the Piepers now?  Someplace that shouldn't be so cold (Galveston, Tx)!


  1. I really miss the warm weather. It's frigid here with the high only in the teens. Tomorrow and Friday predict in the 20s. At least we are not getting a bunch of snow. Miss you too.

    1. To make you feel better it doesn't feel warm today. While it's 50°, there's no sun, 20 mph winds, and it's rained all day. Miss you too!