Friday, February 9, 2024

"No friendship is an accident." ~~O. Henry

Even Pat was checking out the goodies at LaKings Confectionery and Ice Cream Parlour on The Strand in Galveston. I limited myself to a "few" pieces of sponge candy.

Thursday was near 70 and devoid of the rain that's on our way so we took the ferry to visit some friends on the Bolivar Peninsula. The ferry is on the west end of Galveston and is about a 15-20 minute ride with plenty to see. No dolphins today though.  

We were the last car in our line crossing to the Peninsula and the first coming back. They carefully load us to balance the cars, semi's and RVs.

Looking back at Galveston.

The sunken concrete ship S.S. Selma.

The Carnival Breeze was in port today.

The 1872 Bolivar Point Lighthouse. In 2023 her crown was removed for phase 1 of its restoration.

Craig, I really think you import all of your sea glass. Check out my sea glass below.😞

We met Glen and Craig in Dellanera on our first stay there. Two of the nicest, and funniest guys! We had lunch at Stingaree. Great fish tacos.

There were many RV parks on the peninsula ranging from small to large, no amenities to full resorts. Thought these looked quite festive. 

Looking for shells and sea glass.

I found ZERO sea glass in Boliver but to be fair it was high tide. Just means another trip back!

On the beach in Galveston.

A "schoolie" from Canada.

Earlier this week we headed to "The Strand," the entertainment district in Galveston. The fencing from the previous weekend's Mardis Gras festivities were down but went back up today, Friday, for the final Mardis Gras weekend. I was a little disappointed. Thinking back to New Orleans, I expected more Mardis Gras decorations especially on the balconies, where for an additional fee, people can partake in parties and view the parades from above. It was unusually quiet and deserted but I always enjoy The Strand and its shops.

Last Sunday Eric invited us to the chili cook-off at their church. We took Pat's sister Sally and her husband Mike. Eric and our granddaughter Lilah were two of the 17 participants. It was a nice evening with lots of good chili. Lilah was proud to recieve the "peoples choice award." We finished the night with ice cream with Eric's family and his in-laws at La Monarca.

Sally, Mike and Pat

We all made it to Galveston, Sally and Mike from Iowa, Lisa and Terry from Wisconsin, and us. We met Lisa and Terry last winter in Florida.
Where are the Piepers now? Galveston, TX

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