Texas Dec. 1-6, 2017: The Calypso

Friday Dec. 1st:   Drove through Arkansas and into Texas on I-59 South.  Northeast Texas is green and lush, dotted with small towns and farms. As we neared Houston,  the traffic became insane. 12 lanes of highway, hundreds of cars and even  more semis all driving 70+ mph. The interstates here are stacked like a roller coaster…… Continue reading Texas Dec. 1-6, 2017: The Calypso

Texas Dec. 7, 2017: Antique Warehouse

Thurs. Dec 7th:  The four of us headed to Galveston.  We had lunch at Willie’s G’s Seafood & Steaks on Harborside Drive. Three of us ordered the special of shrimp and lobster tacos.  Jr. had gumbo. Very good food. It was cold and windy and raining, so we did not walk the Strand, a street…… Continue reading Texas Dec. 7, 2017: Antique Warehouse

Texas Dec. 8-10, 2017: Baytown & a Party

Fri. Dec 8th:  Woke to a dusting of snow on the deck and on our cars. Even the beach looked white, not its usual gray wet sand color. I felt bad that Jr. and Jackie came here expecting warm sunshine, but instead were greeted with the same weather they left in northern Indiana. But nothing…… Continue reading Texas Dec. 8-10, 2017: Baytown & a Party

Texas Dec. 10-13, 2017: Another Texas Road Trip

Sun. – Mon. Dec 10th -11th:  Sunday after breakfast in Houston, we  – me and Joe, Jr. and Jackie – drove back toward Galveston Island.   It was a warm sunny day so we decided to stop in Galveston to take in another tourist attraction, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum, which we saw in the…… Continue reading Texas Dec. 10-13, 2017: Another Texas Road Trip

Texas Dec. 13, 2017: Texas Vibe & SW Texas

Wed. – Fri. Dec 13th -15th:  Around 3 pm, Wednesday Dec. 13th we arrived in Marathon, a small dusty west Texas town. One gas station, the Oasis Café, and an old western style hotel called the Gage. We enjoyed our meal of Tex-Mex and the festive ambiance of the café. It was warm and overcast…… Continue reading Texas Dec. 13, 2017: Texas Vibe & SW Texas

Texas Dec. 14, 2017 Big Bend NP & Mexico

Thursday morning we saw hikers coming up one of the paths from behind the lodge. They were dressed for the cold; thermal jackets, hats, gloves and heavy hiking boots. They carried all their gear in backpacks, hearty souls to be roughing it in this cold rocky terrain. We went to the lodge dining room for…… Continue reading Texas Dec. 14, 2017 Big Bend NP & Mexico