Day 2 - Galveston
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
We woke up to Rain in Ardmore, OK but once we got to the Texas border the clouds were parting and the sun was trying to come through.
It was an easy drive. We stopped in Arlington, TX where Tom lived from 3rd to 8th grade. He was able to find every house he lived in, two grade schools and his junior high school. I don't think I've seen him that happy in many years. He had lived in over 50 places before he and I were married (his father was military) which is hard for me to grasp because my parents lived on the same block from the time I was one until they passed away - about 56 years.
The only difficult part of yesterday's journey was getting through Houston - I think it took us about 75 minutes to go about 30 miles. I live in a busy community too and have visited Chicago often but I have never seen such traffic jams on 5 lanes of highway! We arrived in Galveston an hour after estimate but we arrived safe. Galveston is a fascinating place with such history. So many of the houses on main street are very large and just beautiful - it reminds me of New Orleans with the history.
We met Nancy and Bart and hit it off right away. Even Daisy thought it was okay. They took us to a local Seafood restaurant that was fabulous. They each had the fried seafood platter; Tom and I shared the grilled tilapia platter and had food left over. I'm trying to eat right - no sense in eating too much and feeling it later.
Not sure what today will bring but I'm sure it will be interesting. Nancy owns a steampunk clothing store here. The only challenge is Daisy - they are happy to have us kennel her at their house but she looks so sad. We'll have to see how today goes.