Houston & Galveston

I thought I would post a few more photos of the trip to Galveston in June.

These pictures of a freeway in Houston were unbelievable.  The construction of a huge section of freeway that would go over the top of the freeway we were on – really surprised me. Wow – how was this possible and why was it necessary.

 

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I thought we were going straight up into the sky – so we could just fly away.  My 17 year old granddaughter was driving us through Houston and she was doing a fantastic job.  She is already a very good driver.

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The number of oil refineries around Houston are unbelievable.

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Houses on stilts with many stairs to climb are all over the island that Galveston sits on.

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House were built in inlets – where the owners could boat directly from their homes – into the Gulf of Mexico.  Parking for cars was under the houses and stairs led to the second floor where the living area was.

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Shops in Galveston were on stilts near the ocean.  Underneath these buildings were great shady areas to sit on the beach.

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When we were leaving Galveston on the way toward home we drove over a bridge I chose to call the McDonald Bridge.  Ha  I actually expected to find a McDonald’s restaurant on a platform in the center of this bridge where we could stop for lunch.

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20 thoughts on “Houston & Galveston

  1. Wow impressive photos, and that Freeway photo.. incredible construction.. As were the houses on stilts, but given the area a must I would say with ocean surges etc.. Wonderful you had such a great time and that your granddaughter such an expert driver already.. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 28 🙂 lol 🙂 Yet both my children had cars when they were 18.. 🙂

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  2. Wow, these pictures really brought back the memories. Houston and Galveston are on our favorite places list. But mostly Galveston, it has a charm all its own. I love, love, love the bridge photo😊 and the comment about McDonald’s. I was laughing on that one😄

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