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Galveston 2017 – “Good Bye, Galveston”

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For our last evening in Galveston we had wanted to have a good supper again, and in a nice location. So we decided on the “Fisherman’s Wharf” located next to Pier 21, kind of “in the shade of the Elissa”. … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #4 [Just Pictures – More or Less]

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Somehow it’s time to try and wrap up my “Galveston 2017 Impressions”. Therefore I’m presenting a lot of pictures here, without much of a comment. Galveston 2017 – Eindrücke #4 [Einfach Bilder – mehr oder weniger] So langsam wird es … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #3 [The Bishop’s Palace]

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When in Galveston, the Bishop’s Palace, aka Gresham’s Castle for it’s first owner, is an absolute must. It was built in the Victorian Style in between 1887 and 1893 for Walter Gresham, a local lawyer and politician,  and his family. … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #2 [Tree Sculptures]

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Hurrican Ike, which hit Galveston on September 13, 2008, destroyed, either directly by the gale-force wind and the tidal surge, or indirectly afterwards by the saltwater, many of the old magnificent oaks in town. But some of them came to … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #1 [The Strand and Neighbourhood]

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For my further narration about our trip to Galveston in April this year I don’t want to use the diary-style type of narration I employed for our “RailTrailsRaodTrip” of October last year, i.e. narrating about each day’s exploits separately, but … Continue reading

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Birthday Trip to Galveston [1]

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Having finished – finally – describing our “RailTrailsRoadTrip” from October last year, I can no proceed to writing about the short trip we took to Galveston in April this year, to celebrate my (70th) birthday. That will very likely be … Continue reading

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When We Were in Port Aransas Lately, …

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… we did not only eat, even if it may seem so from my previous posting. Als wir neulich in Port Aransas waren, … … haben wir nicht nur gegessen, auch wenn es – geht man nach meinem vorherigen Beitrag … Continue reading

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A Few Days in Port Aransas

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It’s been a while ago already that we were there [actually it was from August 15 to 19], to kind of “pre-celebrate” our 7th wedding anniversary[I posted about it here and here], but it’s only now that I’m posting a … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center [2]

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The reasons it has taken me so long to publish pictures of the birds and other animals we saw at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center were that, on the one hand, I always have difficulties to decide … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center [1]

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On our second day on South Padre Island we visited the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, situated just across the road from our motel. The center is absolutely worth visiting. Let me start here with just some views … Continue reading