Saturday, January 24, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 2.40 miles; Running Total: 158.76 miles)
Day 197 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
Justin and I spent the weekend on Galveston island. This little island has a cross between that funky New Orleans feel and a beachfront town. We stayed at the Tremont House on The Strand. This is a beautiful old hotel that made us feel like we were living in an episode of Boardwalk Empire (without all the gangsters and gun violence, of course).
We walked around The Strand and visited little shops like this one.
And this one (with a unique marketing strategy!).
Galveston has seen some pretty serious storms in its lifetime. We found a brick wall that, according to the plaques, survived the 1900 storm (the deadliest in American history with the loss of somewhere between 6,000 and 12,00 people). The plaque at the top of the shot shows where the water line sat after Hurricane Ike struck in 2008. I’m not a short woman and this water line was a good two feet over my head.
Galveston Island is a gearing up for Mardi Gras. New Orleans is best known for their Mardi Gras celebration, but Galveston is a close second. Everywhere we looked there were signs and beads and masks preparing for the multicolored debauchery that’ll descend on the island in just a few weeks time.
It was a great weekend filled with amazing seafood on the bay. While we ate lunch we dodged some rather ballsy seagulls and watched modern day pirates climb rigging on their docked boat.
Today’s silver lining: It was a beautiful day for exploring a very cool island.
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