Day 8 - Wednesday: Today was a 280 mile run down to Galveston, Tx and the Jamaican Beach RV Resort. Of course it had to rain for about 30 seconds just enough to kick up spray and negate my wash job from the previous day. As we closed in on Houston we got onto the Toll road that bypasses the city. Little did we know that we would hit 3 toll booths in about the distance of 20 miles. I hadn't planned on there being a toll road on the route and only had a $20 bill on me. Luckily it was only $16 to make the loop around, one more and we would have been digging for change in the couches. Also on this run their where many more crazy drivers just taking chance after chance with their and ours. We even had one trucker cut us off and if it wasn't for my anticipation of his suicidal move we would have been sitting at a repair facility or worse. We have driven through almost every state in the country logged hundreds of thousands of miles and I must say these are the worst drivers we have come across to date.
As we crossed over a bay we where greeted by 2 big pillars informing us that we had made Galveston. The scenery dramatically changes and reminded us of Florida. Once we hit the ocean we hung a left on Termini San Luis Pass Rd for about 9 miles until we hit Jamaica Beach and the Jamaica Beach RV Resort. The place seems pretty new, nicely landscaped and all concrete roads and campsites. Once we where hooked up we walked the dogs and then took a short drive over to the beach. It was really nice to just pull your vehicle right up to the edge of the ocean, no need to carry anything from a parking lot. I was amazed at how warm the water was, just like bath water, and we all walked out about 100 yards where the waves were breaking. I wont lie I was slightly nervous about sharks and when you see small fish flying out of the water you have to think they are running from something. We played in the waves for 20 minutes or so and headed in. Since it really didn't cool us off we headed over to the campground pool and hung out there for the rest of the afternoon.
The next decision was where to eat dinner. It was way to hot to cook outside so we asked around and
We drove along the ocean on the way home and with a light breeze it was like we where in paradise.
|Drilling rigs waiting to get into dry dock|