It was a cool and frosty walk. There are a multitude of birds here, but without a telephoto lens it is difficult to get good pictures. There are raised boardwalks across the marsh. Anahuac bills its self at the alligator capital of Texas. But we did not see any. A local told was that it is too chilly for them to come out now.
In the afternoon we went to the Anahuac Nature Center. They had great dioramas and boardwalks across a swamp. Saw some frogs, turtles, hawks and the tail of a snake.
These are a few of the magnificent homes that survived the 1900 hurricane that leveled Galveston and killed an estimated 6000 people.
The Moody Mansion was completed in 1895.
Peeking through the window. We did not tour this house.
Notice how plain the back side of the house is.
Neighborhood houses decorated for Mardi Gras
The statue dedicated to the 1900 hurricane
The Bishop's Palace
This home was designed by Nicholas Clayton for Walter Gresham and his wife Josephine. Completed in 1892 it passed through the Great Storm of 1900 with little damage. The home was purchased in 1923 by the Catholic Church for the Archbishop.
After the hard job of touring the Grand Old Ladies of Galveston, we went to lunch at the Gumbo Bar.
My fist bowl of seafood gumbo. It was delicious.
I enjoyed their art.
Out side Joyce points out the water level of the various hurricanes that have hit Galveston.