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Galveston County

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  • Day78

    LONE STAR STATE TWO

    November 15, 2017 in the United States

    We stayed for 3 glorious days in Wimberly, in the Texas Hill country, with kind friends. We ate Real Texas Barbecue, visited an olive orchard, swam in the Blanco River, and had a tour of President Lyndon Johnson’s ranch (known as the “Texas White House” because he spent a lot of time working there.) I never realized how much Lyndon Johnson and his wife “Lady Bird” did for social policy in the US — pro-education, anti poverty, pro-environment, implementing desegregation. It was fascinating.

    We then made a last stop in Austin for an electric bike tour around Lady Bird Lake. I really liked having that extra battery power to zip me up the hills when needed. It was almost like having Jabba or Boots attached by a harness — when they see a rabbit — super-charged.

    Then we drove south to the Gulf of Mexico, to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This whole Gulf Shore was clobbered by Hurricane Harvey in August, and has not completely recovered. But the migrating birds from the north have returned as usual, including the Whooping Cranes. They were magnificent. Unfortunately our binoculars were lost earlier on this trip, so we had to make do with our own eagle-vision, but there are high platforms with good views of the habitat — coastal plains where there were 20 - 30 of the tall gawky white birds staring in the water in groups, fishing, occasionally lazily taking off and gliding around. In the background, pelicans circled and dove for fish in the shallow ocean beyond the swamps. We saw many other birds including vultures, gulls, hawks, herons, and egrets.

    After Aransas, we carried on to Galveston Texas on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. This is a beautiful long white sand beach protected by a sea wall built after a hurricane in 1900 wiped out the city entirely. It is also a site with lots of oil tankers and rigs off shore. The Gulf water is and clear and clean, and about as warm in November as Malagash water in August. I swam for a short while but was a bit cautious of the strong surf with no life guards — I have great respect for the power of the ocean.

    Today we drove East to Louisiana, and are staying in Lafayette which apparently has great Cajun food and music. We are heading out for the evening to find out for sure.
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  • Day35

    Galveston

    December 13, 2017 in the United States

    Huui, Autofahren in Texas ist wie an einer Gratiswurstverteilung: es wird gestresst, gedrängelt und keiner hat Geduld. Vorallem bei Houston wars anstrengend. Stau hatten wir auch, vermutlich aufgrund des Transportes von 2 Mobile-Häusern auf der Strasse. Jedenfalls bin ich 6 Stunden gefahren mit einer Pause und 1x tanken:-). Dafür mit toller Cajun- und New Orleansmusik in den Ohren und ab und zu Radiostimmen zum Thema: "Jesus loves you" & "Danksagungen an die Soldaten for keeping America safe und ein Rabattangebot auf ein Auto". Und es ist wärmer hier als noch in Natchez. Hier sind wir nur kurz, am 15.12 gehts weiter nach San Antonio...Read more

  • Day145

    Galveston & NFL kamp

    October 16, 2016 in the United States

    I dag skulle vi pakke sammen og forlade luksus-skibet Liberty of the Seas. Vi var ca. 4 timer senere i havn end planlagt, fordi vi måtte sejle retur til Cozumel og sætte en syg passager af efter vi ellers havde forladt øen. Men det betød kun at vi havde lidt mere tid til en lækker morgenmad og til at pakke og så kunne vi endda sove længe. Lige som med indtjekning tog det også en rum tid med udtjekning og immigrationen i USA. Vi fandt vores bil og havde besluttet at tage ned og se lidt af Galveston inden vi forlod øen for at tage til Houston.
    Vi kørte ned til en af de længste havnepromenader i verden og her så vi Pleasure Pier, vi gik en tur langs promenaden og fik en dejlig frokost på Bubba Gump.
    Vi tog på sightseeing med Duck Tours som er kombineret køretur og sejltur - altså et køretøj der kan begge dele. På denne tur så vi lidt mere af promenaden mod den Mexicanske Golf, sejlede en tur i bugten og så lidt af den historiske del af Galveston samt downtown. En fin tur. Vi havde overvejet en delfintur, men vi havde allerede set nogle stykker fra krydstogtskibet, så vi sparede denne.
    Vi fortsatte mod vores motel i Houston, tjekkede ind og fortsatte til Amerikansk fodboldkamp på det kæmpe NRG Stadium med plads til ca. 80.000 tilskuere. Houston Texans spillede mod Indianapolis Colts. Der var meget forskellig underholdning og det var en fed kamp. Texas så ud til at tabe så folk begyndte at gå inden kampen var færdig. De trofaste tilskuere blev belønnet for deres tålmodighed, for Texas kom stærkt igen i sidste minut og vandt kampen i overtiden. Fantastik stemning, desværre med et halvtomt stadium, men så var det selvfølgelig lidt lettere for os at komme ud af stadium igen, så det var ikke så ringe.
    Dagen var super god, meget varm og der var en del højdepunkter, men også en del ventetid. Dagen får 4 stjerner.
    Roadtrip: I dag: 55 miles - i alt: 775 miles
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  • Day148

    San Jacinto, Kemah & Shopping

    October 19, 2016 in the United States

    I dag tog vi ud til San Jacinto State Park. Her ligger San Jacinto Monumentet som er verdens højeste søjle og mindesmærke for slaget ved San Jacinto i 1836 som var afgørende i Texas' revolution, og monumentet symboliserer staten som en uafhængig stat. Først i 1845 blev Texas en del af USA. Monumentet fungerer som museum og udkigstårn for turister.
    Ved siden af monumentet ligger USS Texas som er et over 100 år gammelt krigsskib, der er det eneste skib der har deltaget i både Første og Anden Verdenskrig. Vi kunne fint se skibet udefra og sparede udgifterne til indgangen.
    Vi kørte videre og var en tur forbi Walmart for at handle det sidste som vi helt sikkert skulle have med hjem til Danmark.
    Derefter tog vi en tur til Kemah Boardwalk som er et hyggeligt havneområde med forlystelser, restauranter og souvenirbutikker. Vi fodrede nogle havkat-fisk, som svømmede i hundredevis og kæmpede gevaldigt for maden - både mod hinanden men også imod de mange fugle der prøvede at gribe maden inden den ramte vandet. Vi fik en god frokost, kiggede på nogle souvenirbutikker og tog derefter i Outdoor-butikken REI for at se om der var mere der skulle finde vej til Danmark.
    Efterfølgende tog vi tilbage til hotellet for at påbegynde pakningen og ordne de sidste praktiske ting. En hyggelig aften og en god dag, der dog var mærket af, at nu var denne fantastiske rejse snart slut.
    Dagen får 3,5 stjerner.
    Roadtrip: I dag: 54 miles - i alt: 906 miles
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  • Day1

    Kemah, Texas

    April 5, 2015 in the United States

    Waterford Marina in Kemah, TX is our departure location to sailing off to Panama City, FL. This is where I first moved in with Bob in his 40ft Pacific Seacraft sailboat. Living on a boat is definitely a different lifestyle, if you can only imagine! It truly is about stepping out of your box, learning to let go of some luxuries to living tiny. You have to be adventurist, spontaneous, creative and willing to work when things break. Being the 'first mate' is great! Bob and I work just great together ;)Read more

  • Day38

    Coming into Galveston

    December 4, 2016 in the United States

    We heard it was warmer here. Wet but warm. Even though the weather is less than ideal (the night before they got 10 inches of rain) we find ourselves charmed by this island. Can't wait for the rain to stop so we can explore.

  • Day39

    Waking up in Paradise

    December 5, 2016 in the United States

    If the rain didn't wake us the thunder would have. We're in a break right now ... maybe it's stopped. We rolled up our pants and waded to the showers. The inch-thick mat Gordon put down so we didn't have to step in a puddle to get to the car is now covered by a 1/2-inch of water.

    Ever industrious, Gordon decided this was the perfect time to squeegee off the trailer as it hasn't been cleaned since we left. I stuck my head out to survey the campground and declared gleefully, "we're camping in a water park!" Gordon (equally gleefully) shot back, "We're camping in a car wash!"Read more

  • Day41

    Beach walk

    December 7, 2016 in the United States

    We finally got around to walking across the street to the beach access. We had a grand old time watching the waves, the birds, the birds in the waves, and looking for shells we thought might be nice additions to our chili-pepper wreath.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Galveston County, مقاطعة غالفيستون, Галвистън, গালভেসটন কাউন্টি, Condado de Galveston, Galvestoni maakond, Galveston konderria, شهرستان گلوستون، تگزاس, Comté de Galveston, Galveston megye, Գալվեստոն շրջան, County Galveston, Contea di Galveston, ガルベストン郡, Galveston Comitatus, Galveston Kūn, Hrabstwo Galveston, گالووسٹن کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Galveston, Галвестон, Округ Галвестон, Ґалвестон, گیلویسٹن کاؤنٹی، ٹیکساس, Quận Galveston, Condado han Galveston, 加尔维斯顿县

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