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Galveston,Texas Takes

 Some great seafood in T
exas on Galveston Island.
Fun antique shops to poke around in too.
The one shop had interesting pieces
 of memorabilia history. 
There was a prostitution license issued to Rosita
 for $2.50 and sign by Marshall Wyatt Earp.
He issued multiple documents in 1876.
There are cool old buildings on 
The Strand in Galveston.

We had fun waving to all the cruisers on this 
Carnival cruise ship headed out on a journey.

 We also got a glimpse of Tall Ship Elissa.
Quite the contrast at almost the same pier
 for sailing on the ocean a century and half apart.
Galveston Historical Foundation brought ELISSA,
 an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, 
from a scrapyard in Piraeus Harbor, Greece 
to Galveston to begin restoration work in 1978.
 By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed restoration 
and transformed this rare, historic vessel into a floating museum 
that would actively sail. Today, the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA 
is one of only three ships of her kind in the world
 to still actively sail and welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually. 
There are many great ocean houses to view
 on this beautiful island.
Even though we were there for a
record setting streak of cold, 
it was a wonderful couple days of respite.


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