Well, we decided to spend the actual day of our Anniversary in Galveston. Isn’t this image adorable? Our family is toasting to our 17 years. We enjoyed this occasion at the Fisherman’s Wharf on Galveston’s Bay.
The waterfront view was spectacular…oh what more could a couple want? There is SO much history in Galveston and this restaurant is no different…the site originally housed a shrimp and fish “factory” – an old tin building where mountains of Gulf shrimp were readied for shipment across the country.
The beautiful entrance into Fisherman’s Wharf…vintage gates!
This was the view from our table…
What is Elissa?
Elissa is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company.
Unlike some tall ships of today Elissa is not a replica, but a survivor. She was built during the decline of the “Age of Sail” to fill a niche in maritime commerce. Over her 90-year commercial history she carried a variety of cargos to ports around the world, for a succession of owners. Her working life as a freighter came to an end in Piraeus Harbor, Greece, where she was rescued from the scrap yard by a variety of ship preservationists who refused to let her die. The story of Elissa’s discovery and restoration is nothing short of miraculous, and is beautifully retold in photographs and a video presentation at the Texas Seaport Museum.
“Little Man” a full tummy makes for a happy baby!
Do you remember the world-famous country music song “Galveston” made popular by Glen Campbell in 1969? It has been remade once again – this time in a marketing campaign for the Texas beach town the song was named after.
They did a terrific job in producing this video…I enjoyed it immensely. I hope you will take a minute to view it.
Warning…your neck might hurt…after you head bop through the whole video. Smile.
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin’
I still see her dark eyes glowin’
She was 21 when I left Galveston
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing
While I watch the cannons flashing
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston…
I will be back in a couple of days to share more fun in Galveston…
If you liked this, you will love…Pt. 2 Galveston Island