Back to the Beach!!!

We spent 1-1/2 glorious, rain-filled, days in Livingston with 2 of our granddaughters.  It wasn’t all a loss as we had the opportunity to drive around beautiful Lake Livingston and have lunch at Catfish King. 

On our escape from the coast we headed straight up I45, skirted Houston, and zipped north on State Route 146 to Livingston and the Escapees park.  We decided to take a more interesting trip back.  The distance was the same and the time increased by about 30 minutes. 


This route sent us through the area that was most directly affected by Tropical Storm Edouard.  We’d like to thank our friend David for sending us this photo of the tragic wind damage caused by the storm.


Our route took us to the town of Winnie and down to the coast and the town of High Island.  High Island is known as a fantastic bird sanctuary and receptacle for storms.  We continued down the Bolivar Peninsula to the Galveston Ferry.  Galveston Bay was quite busy.  We had to detour around a steaming freighter from Monrovia.


The girls enjoyed a ringside location for the 18 minute trip.


We made it back to the Galveston Island State Park by about 3:30 PM where, once again, they had messed up our reservations.  All existing reservations were cancelled and re-filled from the Austin reservation center.  We’re battling once again to stay over Saturday night.  Hoping for a cancellation.

We thought we were through with seaweed.  Nope, the biggest change from Edouard was the addition of a new crop that must have been uprooted from the sea floor.



The wind has died down and the water is much bluer than when we left.  We’re happy to be back at the beach and await the arrival today of Ayden’s father, Lance, who will arrive this afternoon.

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