Jen’s Journal – December 21, 2019

Day 175: Galveston Island State Park, TX

Cloudy and cold.

We were able to stay one more night at the Galveston Island State Park, this time in the tent section. We managed to stay warm enough without running our furnace there.

In the morning, we went into the town of Galveston to view Ocean Star, an old drilling platform turned museum.

This was a very informative museum and I learned a whole lot I didn’t know before about offshore drilling. They use many different kinds of floating vessels that are attached to the seafloor and drills come down from the platforms. I still don’t see how these things don’t rock with heavy ocean waves.

Here is the Galveston Harbor from the museum: a tall ship, cruise ship, and three defunct oil rigs.

Here is downtown Galveston:

And here is the beach side. The lights are very colorful at night.

We drove toward San Antonio and ended up at Brazos Bend State Park. Brazos is known for its alligators and live oak trees resplendent with Spanish moss. We just had a campfire.

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