A Quiet Day...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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Lily's By the Bay RV Park

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

First off, I have to admit that I slept in today.  It was cloudy and foggy, so that may be part of the reason.  I was tired yesterday and needed the sleep too.  We had intended to do exciting things, as usual.  Lynnie had the day mapped out, so she packed a lunch and we hit the road south.  We sought out the East Beach Bird Refuge on Galveston Island.  We found it, alright, but were sadly disappointed.  It is a barren area of sand and scrub brush.  The beach itself is small and narrow with warnings posted about the dangers of the current.  We saw a few birds from where we were parked on the shore, but there were several large ships at anchor or moving along the bay.  I did a video to show you all just what it's like.  

We left the area and headed for the Bishop's Palace.  This is now a city owned edifice which originally was built by a wealthy fellow from Galveston.  Eventually it came into the hands of the Catholic Church and was used for the Bishop's residence.  It's constructed of Texas granite in various colors.  The photos will give you an idea.  We didn't do the tour, saving us twenty dollars to use for lunch.  Ah, the Scot in mye pays off again.  Across the street is the Sacred Heart Church.  We tried to go in, but it was locked.  It's probably due to the amount of foot traffic in the area and danger of vandalism.  It's a white stucco building and also quite old.

We had intended to lunch at The Mosquito Cafe, but checked out the menu and weren't impressed enough to invest our newly-saved twenty bucks there.  

Directly across the street lies (!)  Patty Cakes Bakery.  "The Island's Sweet Spot..."  They had some really scrumptious looking delights there.  We picked up a loaf of cranberry-almond bread for breakfast and a spinach feta croissant for lunch.  Lynnie loves coconut macaroons, so we got a dozen of them, just in case.  That pesky BS might just drop and they'll come in handy.  I tested one just in case... they Rock, as they say.  Just need a bit of chocolate to fully do the job.

We lunched in the Soob' and then found a Target store about five miles away.  One of my freshwater hoses had started to leak around the fitting, so I wanted to pick up a replacement fitting for it.  They had that and all else we needed.  We're home now, in His Shortness, aka Shorty and both on our Macs.  By the way, if you wish to email Lynnie, her address is lynnie1943@gmail.com.  I'm sure she'd appreciate a note, especially any comments about the Blog you'd like to share with her.

It's still cloudy and "relatively" cool, about seventy degrees, but enjoyable just to kick back and communicate.  See you next time from Crystal Beach near Port Bolivar Texas.  Across the bay by ferry... another interesting drive, I'm sure.
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