Archive for August 29th, 2011

A Tour of Galveston


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I know I went to Galveston when I was knee high to a grasshopper, but I haven’t been there since. People talked about landmarks that were no longer standing, but when they’re not there, it’s hard to imagine them.

Still, there’s plenty of action and they are rebuilding many things. Let’s see what we can find now, shall we?

I decided to wander around town and this caught my eye.

What is it?

Had an airplane landed at the beach? Did Shamu go All-American on us? Was that thing just a building decoration? I headed down the street to find out. Look what I found.

Thanks for a lovely cruise

That, ladies and gentleman, is what I call a floating hotel.  I’ve never been on a cruise ship but aren’t the rooms the size of closets and the food fabulous? Reason enough to stay away. After eating all that delicious food, how would I ever fit back into my closet?

The Strand

Home to overpriced shopping galore. Of course I did buy a pair of rather nice diamond bling flip flops to remember the beach by. Diamonds and sand are a girl’s best friends, right ladies?

So here’s a few sites on The Strand.

Which way now, Captain?

What a lovely mosaic compass. Sort of hard to tote around, don’t you think? I guess this one is designed more for sitting while you’re lost looking for another great shopping buy.

Chess anyone?

Hmm. Lawn chess. Interesting. Didn’t check it out, but I bet those things are cemented down due to a world of teenage boys. Sidewalk checkers might be more fun.

Boy did they blow it

Look! It’s a trumpet for the Jolly Green Giant. Have you ever heard him jam?  He’s the first guy that ever “went green.” Literally. Maybe this is some sort of music venue. You think?

It was a bit hot touring The Strand, so I decided to stop for some ice cream and then a jaunt back to the hotel. Imagine my surprise when I found this in my room.

Where did they come from?

Help! A bunch of pre-teen eating machines!

Tomorrow? Well, The Funny Farm is a disaster. Maybe we’ll examine what excessive heat and no rain produces. Stephen King this will even scare you.

Spreading laughter throughout the world…one chuckle at a time.

Mikie Baker