Houses On Stilts

9 03 2012

Maybe it’s that I’ve never lived on an island in the Gulf of Mexico before, but seeing houses on stilts all over Galveston was a trip. In the swankier parts of town, houses opened up onto canals and boats hovered over the water, ready to be lowered down for a cruise around town.

Ellen and Byron's boat, ready to go

Ellen and Byron's boat, ready to go

The primary reason for our trip to Galveston was to visit some old friends, but we took advantage of town while we were there. Pho 18 met its 4-star Yelp rating with some delicious vegan food, and we swung by the beautiful main library to see a photographic exhibit on aging (Ayo also took a gardening class there).

Out to dinner with our good friends Ellen and Byron

Out to dinner with our good friends Ellen and Byron

We visited Moody Park for the Bodies exhibit, along with a sleep-inducing 3D movie* and a trip through a really nicely done rain forest.

At Moody Park's tropical rain forest

At Moody Park's tropical rain forest

Galveston is definitely worth a day trip, but I’m not sure that I’d stay for much longer if not for our friends in town.

*The movie was good. It had just been a long day and the room was dark and sleep-inducing.

posted by yair

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