G is for Galveston- #AtoZChallenge

G” is for Galveston. It’s the closest city of any size to me. I consider the Houston/Galveston/Freeport area my stomping grounds now a days.

When I first moved to Texas (almost 40 years ago), I used to really enjoy just wandering around. I moved here to go to college, so I had a bunch of friends I met in class to hang out with. We were all in the Ocean Marine Technology program (except a couple of outlier art students). So we all had an interest in boats.

We used to go up to Galveston all the time. For SCUBA class, for RADAR class, to the US Coast Guard office there. We always used to enjoy trying out new bars and restaurants on the way home.

I don’t get around anywhere near as much as I used to. Last time I went up to Galveston was with those 2 old artist friends from school. 🙂 We wanted to check out the art galleries and take a look around the Strand.

We found a couple of really neat artists, had a nice lunch, checked out all the interesting shops on the Strand, and avoided spending a fortune on some of the really cool nautical ‘junk’ I saw (or even more beautiful art- of which I already have a house full of).

Funny, but with all the changes around here, Galveston and especially the Strand still seems pretty much the same as it was when I first saw it.

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4 thoughts on “G is for Galveston- #AtoZChallenge

  1. You know any place that plays live music. My OregonIan musician friends will be here May 10-20th. They have gigs 18-20th but nothing booked 10-17th. I’d love to get something in Galveston.

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    • The only place I can think of offhand is the Gypsy Joint, I’m pretty sure they have live music sometimes. I’ve had lunch there a couple of times.
      I think that place Woody’s? on the way up to Galveston on BWH has live music, I haven’t been there for decades.
      What kind of music do they play?

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      • Yeah, I think if Gypsy Joint is doing live bands, it would be a good fit.
        I remember a place my dad used to go to, called the Elbow Room. Combo of 3 bars in the same building. If I remember right, they had live bands sometimes. It was over on Ave R and 50th- somewhere around there.
        It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been to Galveston for any bars/live music. I can barely make it to Surfside! Too paranoid these days. 😦

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