Happy 4th of July

Current Location: Traders Village RV Park, Houston, Texas

On Thursday, Malcolm worked half a day and came home at lunch for the day. Work was pretty slow. We ran a few errands after lunch including a trip to IKEA. Once back at the trailer, Malcolm decided to re-do the molding on the steps leading to the bedroom. Also, he installed some molding around the base of the banister leading up to the kitchen to shore it up a bit more.

We also installed some child-proof catches on a few of our drawers and doors. They’ll not only serve to keep grandchildren out of potentially hazardous items but will also help keep those drawers and doors closed during movement. While at IKEA, we bought an LED light strip kit to update the lighting in our bedroom closets, but did not install that yet.

Callie supervises the lock installation

Callie supervises the lock installation

Today, on the 4th, we loaded up the camera gear and some extra clothing and headed towards the coast of Texas for a beach wedding for one of Malcolm’s good friends and co-workers. Our first stop was in Galveston to fill up the truck with fuel and to eat lunch at an Italian restaurant. Traffic was really piled up in the area, so we decided that would be a good stop. Plus, it was noon.

After eating, we headed towards the ferry that would take us from Galveston Island to Crystal Beach island. The line to board the ferry was pretty long. It took us more than an hour to actually get onto the ferry. Once on, it was about a 10 minute ride across the water until we docked. We went on to the beach house where the wedding party was gathering. We got there a little after 2:00 and the wedding wasn’t planned until 5:00, so we sat around and visited.

Galveston beach

Galveston beach

Heading to the ferry

Heading to the ferry

Here we go

Here we go

Folks enjoying the ride

Folks enjoying the ride

Almost there

Almost there

The wedding finally happened about 6:00 with everyone heading down to the beach for the ceremony. It was a public beach, so there were onlookers and folks enjoying the water while the ceremony went on. The bride wanted to stand in the water while they said their vows. Malcolm waded around in the water (just ankle deep, and he had on shorts) to get good pictures. Everyone had fun.

We said our goodbyes after the cake cutting and grabbing a bite to eat since we had a nearly 2 hour ride back to the trailer. We took the same route back, riding the ferry back across to Galveston. The wait was much shorter going back. We got back to the trailer and Malcolm unhooked everything but the electric cord so we can save time in the morning. We have two long travel days to get back to Nashville so we want to get an early start in the morning.

 

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