An interesting day in Galveston. First of the all, the weather. It seemed like other parts of the state were hit worse than us, with 14 inches of rain in San Antonio. Here, we just had heavy periodic rain, which kept us off the beach.
Well, we ran out of Houston. And we ran south till we ran out of land, which means we are now in Galveston. Our hotel is right on the beach and while it was an overcast day, the air and water are warm and the sun peeked through occasionally.
Okay, I guess there is a certain beauty in seemingly hundreds of freeways and in the driving skills that Houstonians have to navigate them at speeds unrelated to those marked. Despite GPS, there is no easy way to learn what lanes will disappear before your exit, or who is going to run you off the road next. Continue reading “Finding the art in Houston”
It had to happen some day. We woke up in sleepy and charming Eunice, Louisiana, and three hours later we had entered Texas, heading for a Houston freeway.
I try to keep all the backstage stuff from you faithful readers, but the reality is that, every once in a while, we need the equivalent of a sick day. This month, that day came in good old Eunice.
Boy, do those Cajuns have it. We are staying in Eunice, Louisiana, right in the heart of Cajun country. This is the most intact, rich and impressive culture we have been exposed to yet. Take last night…
Yesterday was all about Cajun country and Cajun history, We have been to Nova Scotia, home of the embarkation of the French Catholics to New Orleans, pushed out by the English in 1765. It was a major national trauma, and this part of the world is where the rest of the story took place.
Some people just don’t know how good they have it. Every single guidebook we own told us to eat at Brenda’s in New Iberia, as we made our way west from New Orleans. It is an acknowledged food sensation, and they were all right.
Venturing out on a streetcar named St. Charles, we spent most of the day touring the Garden District of New Orleans, which is enough to make you drool all over yourself. The homes are gorgeous, and they go on for block after block. Lots of celebrities live in some of these beauties, but we promised AnneContinue reading “House Lust in New Orleans”
What can you say about New Orleans that hasn’t already been said? It’s loose, lively and lovely, and we arrived in mid-morning on a beautiful cool-ish day for this town.