Thursday, March 22, 2007


Odel was up before sunrise this morning to wash Scoopy, getting rid of the salt spray. We will be leaving our beautiful site this morning. I have a few final photos to share...

The clouds had drifted off by late afternoon on Wednesday, and I couldn't resist taking a few more photos within 20 yards of Scoopy, looking towards the Gulf Of Mexico.

Yesterday, we drove north from the State Park, along the Galveston Seawall, to the free car (and big vehicle) ferry to Bolivar (pronounced BOLiver, rhymes with Oliver). This route is used by people traveling north and south along the Gulf coast who want to avoid Houston, and we shared the ferry with a huge flatbed semi, a motorhome, a truck and 5th wheel, a school bus (!) and other passenger vehicles.
Our target was Crystal Canal RV Park in the town of Crystal Beach, TX, which had been recommeded to us by our neighbors at Las Jaibas in Mazatlan. For us, visiting RV parks is a hobby; we wanted to check it out for a possible future visit.

It was a very sleepy area, totally flat and, surrounded by water on three sides, obviously of interest to fisherpeople. The RV park is at the end of the road, in an area of deeded lots suitable for homes, RV's, and boats.

Here are two of the homes, across the canal from the RV sites. In California, these would be multi-million dollar homes. I don't know what they go for here, but you can be sure it is a fraction of the cost.

This is a fairly typical house in the Galveston area, though there are many old fishing shacks on stilts throughout the area, too.

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