Sunday, February 26, 2017

Galveston, Tx

We made a quick trip down to Galveston, Tx. this weekend.  They are gearing up for Mardi Gras.
We checked into The Tremont House since this was a short trip.  It was really very nice and beautifully restored.  They say it's haunted.  I didn't see any ghosts but I did have some weird dreams.
We met up with cousin Bill and Camie for lunch and they took us on a tour of the city after lunch.
                                         Doug and Bill chowing down on raw oysters. YUK!
Looks like I am trying to strangle Doug, I'm not, but I almost pulled him over backwards.  LOL
 Some of the beautiful homes in town.  If you look closely, the one on top has  a carved wooden bird statue.  The wood is from trees that were destroyed after a hurrican years ago.  Instead of cutting the broken tree down, several of the residents had carvings made from them.

                                                                       Another carving.
this is called the Bishop's Palace.  It is too big to get into one picture when you are standing on the corner.  You can tour this beautiful palace.

                                       One of the many beautiful homes on Bolivar pennisula.
 Some of the interesting architecture on Strand, in old downtown.

The vendors were setting up in the street for the weekends celebration.  The parades started at 7:00 and it cost $44 a couple to stand in the street to watch it. It's a major fundraiser.

We had a good time and enjoyed some good food and fellowship with family and friends of friends.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Crawfish boil and lots of friends

It was a beautiful day saturday so what to do, what to do???  A crawfish boil with some great friends and family.  There was a chill in the air but not enough to dampen the fun.
                              No we didn't cook the baby, but isn't he cute sitting in the pot!

While waiting on the pot to boil, some tried their hand at pool.  I think we had a pool shark or two.

                                               Michael on the right watching his pots boil.

Potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage, and shrimp (for the few of us that don't eat crawfish).  Don't you love the crawfish table?
It was a great day.