Jeff’s birthday was final Friday, and he had the break day, so we determined to take a day journey to Galveston, which is a couple of two and a half hour drive south. We left round 8:00 am to keep away from hitting the work commute site visitors in Houston, and we did fairly nicely with that, arriving in Galveston about 10:45.
Very first thing we did was to hit the Yesterday’s Greatest Fiestaware retailer! This retailer has numerous the retired Fiesta colours and items, together with present colours. I had just a few gadgets in thoughts that I used to be on the lookout for, plus something great that I occurred to see. I bought what I needed, which I will present on Friday’s submit. Oh, I did occur upon one thing great – a lilac mini pitcher. The lilac colorway has been retired for over twenty years, plus it was solely in manufacturing for 2 years, so it is fairly costly once you discover it. The mini pitcher was $99. Offered! No, haha – it was so fairly but it surely was most positively out of my worth vary.
Subsequent we wandered round a bit:
We ate lunch on the Sunflower Cafe, which was good, however saved room for the actual deal with in a while:
We poked round in just a few outlets and artwork galleries – we’re all the time on the lookout for one thing to hold on the partitions simply exterior of my workplace, however nothing that we might afford sparked pleasure. Then we spied some graffiti partitions and beelined over to them:
We drove to the Seawall so I might revisit the place of my first half marathon. I took an image of this and despatched it to my previous working buddy Jenny, who I ran the race with:
We determined to park and go to a restaurant/bar to sit down exterior dealing with the water:
We had sufficient of Galveston and left early to keep away from many of the Houston commuter site visitors. We determined to move over to The Woodlands, the place Jeff fortunately relaxed in a comfortable chair at Nordstrom whereas I purchased a lip crayon. He was sitting within the shoe division and I pulled a pink sandal off the show to attempt on whereas he sat there – it was cute, I beloved it, and he stated “purchase it – you’ll be able to’t put on your trainers so this can be a good substitute”:
Oh – one final image of Jeff along with his birthday mudslide dessert (as a result of you’ll be able to by no means have an excessive amount of ice cream in your birthday):