Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Ferry Ride in Galveston

Galveston is an island off the gulf coast of Texas connected to the mainland on one side by a bridge. The other side of the island is linked to other near by islands via ferry that are free. People drive their cars into the ferry on one side and drive off on the other getting on with their works. The unique feature is that this ferry is completely free of cost and one can take as many trips as one pleases. We took up the task, but we left the car on the Galveston side and just climbed into the ferry to enjoy the ride and watch the sights of the sea and the breeze.

The ferry ride is also a good opportunity to see Dolphins as they jump out of water and play in the surf created by the boats propellers. Here are some pictures of the ferry ride. There is no picture of the ferry itself but of what I saw around in the sea waters as I traveled in the ferry.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Downtown Galveston Views

I have still not completed writing about my visit to Galveston during spring break. I know it is over a month and a half and I am still writing and posting pictures. Galveston is a small tourist town with a quaint downtown where shopping means buying lots of "Made in China" stuff at the trinket stores. There is tons of eating out and one unique store which is the military surplus store. Apart from that it is like every other downtown in America cobble stone streets, sidewalks, restaurants, and shopping.

Here are some pictures of downtown Galveston:

The oldest military surplus store.... in the world they claim... :)

Road signs in downtown... Mechanic avenue where nothing but shopping and dining exists

Interesting store signs in downtown...