Although it warmed up today, low fifties, Kerry and I still bundled up to go see the Strand district which is an avenue on Strand Street in Galveston. There are several blocks of stores, museums, shops, restaurants and galleries--the usual tee shirt/beach/shell stores, one really cool store with a lot of nautical themed merchandise, a couple of neat bar and grills, and one old drugstore called Star Drugs, which has a lot of history behind that. There are more antique stores and shopping but that will have to wait for another day. I bought a beautiful sea shell appetizer serving knife. There was a store with a lot of Vera Bradley purses that got my attention. It was close, I almost paid full retail price for a new purse to replace my worn old one, BUT I restrained myself and didn't buy it. I can get a new one on ebay for about half the retail price. I really don't like to shop and hate malls, but give me picturesque historical buildings with unique architecture filled with little boutiques and I'll go, especially if I have my daughter to go exploring with!
|Shop on Strand Street|
Tomorrow, Kerry and her fiance are coming over to see the RV and have lunch with us...looking forward to spending time with both of them...until then.....stay warm....