Meandering down we slipped over to Hwy 146 and then over to Baycliff and San Leon where I got a couple of shots. My usual abandoned clothing at a boat ramp in Baycliff and an abandoned police car on the way back to 146. As we passed Alcy said that she thought she just found Car 54 so we turned around. There wasn’t any 54 on it but there was a notice that the county was going to tow it shortly if the owner didn’t move it.
In Texas City we stopped at the Texas City History Museum. Very well done and very friendly staff—unlike MFA (just had to throw that in). Toured a few antique stores looking for flowers for Alcy and crucifix for me. Then stopped to shoot the Phoenix at the city government complex.
In Galveston we hit Fuddruckers for lunch then a brief walk around for downtown photos. Found a pink Yellow Cab—boy are those people colorblind—and a few architectural shots.
As always took the ferry over to Bolivar and stayed till sunset. Found the shrimp boats we couldn’t find the last time; stopped at a park on the beach for some late evening sunset shots and headed back to Galveston with a stop for photos at the Bolivar Point Lighthouse (now abandoned).
Trip to Galveston, Second Day
Started out at 7am for sunrise photos along the seawall. Sunrise was not specular but we shot it anyway. Decided to hit some of the beach access areas along Twelve Mile Road on the southwest side of the Island. Continued over San Luis Pass to the separated southern tip of Galveston Island. Drove on to Surfside. Got lost and never found the city of Freeport where we had planned on looking for antique stores. Drove on passing quickly through Needville (the only town I ever go ran out of) to Rosenberg where we had lunch and hit several antique stores.
Was supposed to attend a meet up in Katy but after two days we were both tuckered out. I kept falling asleep trying to process so I was in bed well before midnight in spite of my no sleep until all the photos are processed rule. I am not only kicked off of email, I can’t access the Interned now. I may have to find a new carrier even though I hate making changes—especially changing email carriers.