We parked at nice little RV park and rented a car so we could get out and explore. Which was a good move because Galveston really gets into Mardi Gras:
In retrospect, we probably should have explored the nightlife more. Hrm, next time.
We piled into the car, grabbed platefuls of fresh seafood for lunch, then drove to the far eastern end of the island. I could spend all day watching the freighters enter the channel headed to port:
Instead, we drove back into the old part of Galveston and oogled the mansions and urban architecture:
Impressive ship, but ... how in God's name is this an adventure?
We found a fresh seafood vendor on the channel who sold us succulent, giant gulf shrimp that had been caught that morning - click on the pic to zoom in and check out the enormous pelicans who haunt the fish monger shops on Wharf Street and gobble up the trimmings:
The next day, on the beach at the opposite end of the island: