Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We went to Galveston over the weekend.  This will be the first of a series of posts, as I took a ton of pictures.  My sister in law lives on the island and after Hurrican Ike came through, she had six feet of water standing in her house.  Since then, her home has been completely remodeled and it's like new (and beautiful)!  It was great seeing her (it's been awhile) and the rest of my husband's family.

While there, we went to Dickens on the Strand.  This is sort of like a Victorian fair, with parades and booths and costumes.  We also went to Moody Gardens Fesitval of Lights. 

One thing the Hurricane with its awful storm surge did to Galveston was kill all the trees.  Galveston losts most of its oak trees.  The palms seemed to have weathered the salt water better, but the oaks died.  Many artists made sculptures from the stumps.  We drove around and looked at some of these.

Below are some of the pics from Dickens on the Strand.

Me and Father Christmas

Some of the many in period costume

A favorite of mine  - Bagpipers in Kilts! 

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