Waiting to board "the Fun Ship"
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My brother, two friends, and I booked a trip on the Carnival Ecstasy out of Galveston, Texas. We were going on a five day cruise to Mexico and back. I live in Beaumont which is about a hour and a half drive from Galveston so we headed over early. Galveston is actually pretty close to where I live, but you have to take a ferry across Galveston Bay to get there so we usually don't make it over to Galveston that often. I've actually only been there a handful of times in my life.
This was true for all four of us so we decided to do some exploring while we waiting for boarding time. We were excited about the cruise and eager to talk about it with the shop owners and others we met while going from shop to shop on the Strand.
Galveston is a pretty interesting place. I am sure that it gets busy on the summer weekends and holidays. There were all the usual tshirt and souviner shops, but not alot of people. I'd imagine that early March is their low season. We still managed to have fun going from store to store. There was one store that was ecspecially interesting. It had alot of maritime decorations and ship models which you could purchase at a high price. If I had a bachelor pad that I was looking to decorate I would have been tempted to buy one of the models of an old warship.