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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2011.10.11 Galveston sites

We did some sightseeing in Galveston today. This first picture is of the statue Victory commemorating the Battle of Jacinto where Texas won its independence from Mexico.

Below is one of the beautiful old houses of Galveston.

Next we went to end of the island along the ship channel to the port of Houston. As I noted in a previous post. The Port of Houston is the largest port in the US. Here are some views of a ship passing through the ship channel.

Above were looking through the shipping channel toward Galveston Bay. The ferry that crosses the shipping channel can be seen in the distance. Below are some of the birds keeping us company while we are watching the ships and the dolphins playing in the ship channel.

A tanker going through the pass. Below you can see the ferry shuttling vehicles across the shipping channel from Galveston to the Bolivar peninsula.

Above, a view of the seawall road. Below, is a view of our beach at the campground. In Texas, you can drive (at your own risk) on the beaches.

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