Yeehaw! Galveston!


Galveston is an island in Texas and it holds a special place in my heart. My very first cruise ship job was in Galveston and that is where I met my husband.

It’s a bit of a ghost town but if you’ve got the time to explore, it’s full of surprises. For example, we had a yummy lunch at the upperclass Tremont Hotel Café and then walked a few feet down the road and browsed through the dusty rafters of the Nautical Store.

Galveston is full of contrasts too. You have pick-up trucks, cowboy shops and places to buy salt water taffy and then the next block over you will find yourself perusing an antique store, art gallery, or used book store.

And while I’m on the subject of book stores, Galveton Bookshop is a staple of this town and my favourite place to hang out. You can bring in your old used books and get store credits and also scratch Gus behind the ears while browsing their selection. This bookshop and Gus, have survived many hurricanes and flooding over the years and yet here they are, still going strong!

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My newest discovery in this sleepy little seaside town is the kitschiest shop called “Flea by the Sea”. I love everything in there and the name is adorable, don’t you think?

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I never get tired of roaming the streets of Galveston. Until next time my friend 🙂 stay dry and safe!

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5 Responses to Yeehaw! Galveston!

  1. Diana says:

    Awwww….I grew up in Houston and went to Galveston all the time. Love the main street with all the old homes and the bishop’s palace. Also, The Strand is very nice too. My mother used to let us skip school one day every spring and she would take us to the beach. 🙂 Sweet memories…apparently for you too! (meeting hubby) Glad you enjoy it.

  2. Natalia says:

    I love this little coffee shop, I don’t remember the name but it’s on a corner and like 3 blocks from the ship. Try the Diablo coffee, it’s spicy and sweet. And the occult book shop. Reminds me of my Triumph times, I miss that ship!

    • The Pheonix? It was a café & bakery a few blocks over…but it has closed 😦 they had the best scones too! Haven’t tried Diablo, maybe next time. The occult shop is also quite interesting, I will for sure go back there when I have more time 🙂 what ship are you on now Natalia?

  3. Sue Andrews says:

    What a quaint little place. I love the one eyed cat in the book store. Obviously you do too!

    • The first time I went to the Galveston bookshop was in 2002 and Gus was just a kitten 🙂 12 years later and he is still just as affectionate. He lost his eye this past Spring because he had a tumour. His owners took him to a specialist in Houston! His image is on their bookmarks too 🙂 and of course I love him

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