Category Archives: Texas

A Quiet Walk….

The beauty of living in a coastal community year around is the ability to enjoy a quiet walk along the beach. The weather during this most recent visit allowed for a warmer then usual day. I decided that a long walk along Carolina Beach on Pleasure Island was perfect to build up an appetite for lunch. If you are already

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A Visit to Varner-Hogg Plantation

A recent trip to Houston and Galveston included a short drive to West Columbia to visit the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site. The site is now part of the Texas Historical Commission site and there is a connection to the old Three-hundred settlers. These settlers received land grants from Stephen E. Austin’s first colony. An interesting fact about this former sugar plantation

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Oleander Hotel’s Past Better Left Forgotten or Should It?

Galveston Island, Texas Galveston Island has some wonderful historical sites including the Moody Mansion, the Bishop’s Palace, St. Joseph Church, and of course, the Pleasure Pier just to name a few. I will be exploring each of these in upcoming posts. There is still more to learn about this wonderful island.  Galveston Island has experienced its share of natural disasters through

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