Friday, April 8, 2011

Foto Friday and Some Randomness in Galveston....

 I say randomness because the only theme here is that I took all of these pictures in Galveston this week.

I love going to Galveston not only because of the water and the beach, but there is just so much to see and do. And although my pictures don't quite reflect it this week, there is just so much history and architecture.

This first picture was taken in Willie G's a restaurant off Pier 21 and Harborside. These glass globes hang down the center of the entire restaurant.


And when you take a girl with a camera to a restaurant you never know what she'll take a picture of!

I found it quite fun and a bit inviting that these ice cubes had holes in them and yes before I knew it my kids did too!!

So there ya have it, ice  Kabob's. I'm really just a simple girl at heart who is easily entertained and refuses to the let the child in me wither and die.

Before we ate at Willie G's we went on on dolphin cruise and although we didn't see many dolphins I was able to capture one of my favorite coastal birds, the Brown Pelican.
He was coasting right along side of our boat.

And then there was this one, stretching or ? 

Then we walked along the Strand. The Strand is in Galveston's historic downtown district and
has a variety of restaurants, galleries, museums, and shops in beautiful historic buildings.

There is even a life size chess set that is almost always in use.

And at just about every corner you can grab a horse drawn carriage ride.

A random door. . .

I couldn't decide on the full door or the closeup of the wreath.

And you can't go to The Strand without going to La King's Confectionery! It dates back to the 1920's and they still have a 1920's soda fountain where they serve malts, shakes, ice cream sodas, and all the favorite fountain drinks. It was very crowded when we there, well more like wall to wall people, which made it very difficult to get any other pictures. I don't know about you but there is just something about a candy store that brings back fond childhood memories, like penny candy.

The past revealed . . .

And then there was this sign at the stairs going into a restaurant!!

Which brings me to this picture!! I liked her glasses and asked her if I could take her picture.....

But it's really not what it looks like, haha. She did say yes, it's just that she put
up the peace sign right when I took the picture and well, I only got one finger!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone, and remember to behave
or just don't get caught misbehavin'!!

Love, Kim


mosaicmom said...

Haha, Loved this post. The "punctuation" at the end cracked me up. I knew it was only a matter of time before we saw this area of Galveston in a post. It's such an interesting area and you captured it really well. Love love love the candy shot.

Anonymous said...

Great shots and ineteresting post!
Have a nice weekend:)

katherine said...

I have to admit to doing the ice kabob thing myself --- as an adult.

Janet Bocciardi said...

You caught the joy of a day out exploring! Love all the variety. I kinda felt the woman at the end wasn't really giving the finger (although it laughed out loud at the shock!), because I can't imagine someone wearing those glasses and also giving the bird.

Paint On My Walls said...

Histerical pic of the lady with the "peace" sign or half of it anyway. Laughing out loud.

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