Category Archives: Galveston

Hurricane Danger

If you live on or near any of the coastal areas threatened by Hurricane Irma I urge you to pack up and get out of there immediately. This appears to be a strong and very dangerous storm. If you remain … Continue reading

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You Shoulda Been Here Yesterday

During all of the years I lived in Houston I went fishing in various spots in Galveston Bay. More times than I can possibly remember. I was shown some of the very best places to catch fish, where the good … Continue reading

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Hurricane

It was back in the 1940s. There was a hurricane in the gulf and it was heading for Galveston. I can’t give the name of the storm because this was before the weather service started giving names to hurricanes. After … Continue reading

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Galveston Roller Coaster

One of my first adventures in Galveston, but definitely not one of my favorites, involved a roller coaster called the Mountain Speedway. It was located behind the Buccaneer Hotel on Seawall Blvd. We had gone to the beach in the … Continue reading

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Port Bolivar Ferry

Taking the ferry from Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula was something I really enjoyed and was part of just about every trip I made to Galveston. I made the crossing many times in a car but usually I preferred to … Continue reading

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Galveston

As far back as my memories go there was Galveston. The family went there often. We even went there one time when we shouldn’t have and got caught in a hurricane. Even back in the early days there was always … Continue reading

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Four People In A Leaky Boat

We arrived early in the morning. The sun was up but hadn’t been very long. At the Galveston end of the causeway we turned left onto the road that led to a bait camp that sat next to the railroad … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Sand

In the late 1950s I picked up my grandmother and we headed for Galveston. Back in those days the two of us regularly made spur of the moment trips together. When we arrived on the island I decided to turn … Continue reading

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