Texas, The Lone Star State

Last year, we went to Texas but we went through the top panhandle section, so it was a short ride through.  Couldn’t even imagine if we had to go through Texas taking I-10 because the first exit out of Louisana was Exit 880, or essentially 880 miles until that highway ended into the next state.
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To get to Galveston, we took the Bolivar-Galveston Ferry  The kids couldn’t believe that it could be done with our rv and were a bit nervous.  It was such an awesome experience and the kids’ (and Izzy’s) first time on a ferry.
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Whenever we get the chance, we look to find new, educational, and/or free things to do.  In 2008, Hurricane Ike ripped through Galveston, Texas and tore down many of their old trees.  In honor of the trees, many homeowners in the affected area carved special monuments out of the old stumps.
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Downtown Galveston, and especially the area called the “The Strand,” resembles areas of Savannah, New Orleans, and Gatlinburg.  Of course, we found another place to get some salt water taffy, picked up some different kinds of jerky, and a few other treats.
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William and Mackenzie couldn’t resist a game of Chess.
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We even found a Chick-fil-A (our favorite), right on the beach!
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We passed way too many donut shops for William not to finally stop at one!! And, it did not disappoint…we will definitely be back before we leave on Sunday.
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Though the campground was packed for the holiday weekend, it completely emptied out on Monday and we have the whole section to ourselves, with gorgeous views of the bay!
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The kids are getting to spend a lot of time playing at the playground and riding bikes while Madison and Kelly are getting some free time to read.
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We are enjoying this week of vacation and we are definitely operating on Island Time 🙂 #Thomas6travels #lovegalveston
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Author: Thomas6Travels

We're a little family who loves to travel!

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