Some Pictures From San Leon / Galveston

8/17/2010



We spent a bit at Galveston Beach, playing in the Gulf waters. Not quite Florida!



Seems there's miles of beach and one can just park along the seawall and walk down.







It was fun. Rick kept getting "attacked" by the local fish. Shades of the old days diving in Lake Martin when the bream would nibble on body hair!















No oil or tar balls, but lots of some kind of rough-feeling vegetation floating around.

Someone mentioned there was a jellyfish warning and Cathy did see one, so we went on to other things.

























Here's a stainless steel replica of a 1913 Burgess and Curtis Biplane at Bay Street Park in Texas City.

The park is on the site of the First U.S. Aerosquadron from 1913 to 1915.





















Then we hit the Kemah Boardwalk. We ran into a 70 year old Japanese guy who was a real character. His two grandaughters asked us to take some pics of them with their cameras, Then offered to shoot us.






















Cathy met one of Rick's relatives at the aquarium and had an interesting conversaton.





















The Boardwalk Beast!

The Boardwalk Beast is a customized open deck speedboat built in Tuckahoe, New Jersey just for The Kemah Boardwalk. It's advertised to be a wet ride at speeds up to 40 MPH ( 35 kts). Not really that fast.

We passed on the ride because of Cathy's back and neck problems.







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