Galveston – Driving Tour

I skipped our driving tour, which we took a couple of days ago. First were the tree carvings:

A building that attracted my attention, but I have no idea what it was/is

And several of the old manses, constructed largely during the 1890s, I believe. I’m reading a book of the history of Galveston Island but haven’t gotten quite that far yet. I no longer remember whose homes these were, but will post the signs when there were signs. Otherwise, I was just amazed at the money that some of the citizens of the Island had “back in the day”.

This last one was an Episcopal church.

And that was our driving tour, which ended at Gumbo’s for lunch. I had fish tacos:

Followed by a glass of wine on our balcony as the sun set

That photo was taken by Susan.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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15 Responses to Galveston – Driving Tour

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I’m grooving on your photos of Galveston. I’ve never been there and it looks charming & intriguing. Hope you’re having fun. Carry on

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  2. Jim says:

    that looks so warm

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  3. loisajay says:

    Now that I am **ahem** retired, a trip to Galveston looks like a good idea. I am loving the tree carvings!

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  4. April says:

    Love seeing your posts of Galveston. I love getting down there and relaxing whenever I can. Mardi Gras kicked off this weekend…Enjoy and Have fun!

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  5. Looks like a wonderful trip. The tree sculptures were awesome!

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  6. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, the tree carvings are awesome! And Bishop’s Place is spectacular. The architectural beauty of these mansions are so lovely. We’ve looked at southern Texas for a winter getaway, but it’s not warm enough during February for us. All in all, it looks like you had a lovely time and I’m sure you didn’t miss the snow. xoxo

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  7. Carol — I loved this virtual tour. Thank you for taking us along.

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  8. Helen says:

    Great pictures. Some day maybe I’ll take a trip to Galveston. It looks like a great place to visit.

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  9. leendadll says:

    What on earth is that 2nd carving?? With the mask, it looks like some kind of kangaroo/dog hybrid and is freaking me out!

    The city looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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