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    Galveston, Texas
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    Restoring old homes, traveling
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  1. Sunflower is much further than a 10 minute walk, as is Mosquito Cafe and Original Mexican; all on 14th St. Restaurant menus can be found on galveston.com
  2. Definitely not walking distance. Easy to drop off passengers and luggage at port. Call them - 409-740-0700 to ask about transportation to port.
  3. Star Drug on 23rd between Church and Post Office, Eatcetera, 408 25th St., Original Mexican on 14th at Market, Gypsy Joynt, 2711 Market, Fish Company Taco, 1914 23rd St., Huli Huli Hut, 312 19th St, Coastal Grill 1827 Strand There are many restaurants and none too far from the port.
  4. The Island at its widest is 2 miles. Pleasure Pier and Carnival Pier are at opposite ends of 25th St. Not walking distance (long walk!), but a 5 minute drive.
  5. It is ONLY a pick up and drop off location with prior reservations. 102 Hwy 146 N
  6. Uber, Lyft, Taxi or Limo will be the only means of transportation from Houston to Galveston.
  7. Hertz has an office in Texas City; but a car has to be ordered as they do not keep vehicles at that location. Then taxi or Uber to and from the port. They probably have a drop off fee also. Enterprise on Island, Hertz in Texas City; the only two between Galveston and Hobby Airport. Some keep the car for a week as it is near the same cost with the drop off fee for a one way rental.
  8. From the port to Moody Gardens, take a taxi or Uber if you don't have a rental car.
  9. We have sailed over a dozen transatlantics from east to west from October to December and always have had smooth sailing and good weather with the exception of high winds in the Med on one December sailing.
  10. There is cruise ship parking in multi floor garages near the port. There are many choices.
  11. January to March are the prevalent months, Average number of annual fog days is 14. Some years more, some less and some years - none. There is also an agreement with the Pilots to bring in cruise ships unless weather is such the Coast Guard closes the port.
  12. Fog is more prevalent on the mainland than the island. Fog in November is rare if non existent. The Causeway has never been shut down except AFTER Hurricane Ike when I45 was impassable, but the Causeway was fine. Weather and traffic occurs everywhere. We took a 7am flight to Orlando, landing delayed 2 hours, finally to ship at 3 pm!! Katy is no where near either airport. 6 million people in Houston Metropolitan area so there will be traffic.
  13. Rudy & Paco's and Vargas Cut and Catch; same owner. Both on Post Office and 21 st. You can walk to both. Five star dining - must have reservations as they are always booked.
  14. We have been twice; June and November 2018 and intend to fly to Havana at the end of the year for a week or two. The first trip we used Blexie for a car and walking tour for 6 hours then went out on our own. Purchased tickets at Hotel Nacional for La Parisien for 1/3 the cruise price. Took a 1960 red convertible to hotel that evening; returned in a taxi. Next day toured on our own. In November we walked everywhere - no tours. Next trip staying in an AirBNB after flying direct from Houston.
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