Archive for August, 2018

I have long loved Greek Food and Olympia Grill at Pier 21 fills that need when I am relaxing down on Galveston Island. The Greek Sampler offers a great selection at a reasonable price and best of all it is delicious. Pictured here is the Taste Of Olympia platter featuring hummus, tzatziki, falafel & dolma, Greek salad, spanakopita, gyro slices, pastitsio, moussaka & vegetables. Also pictured is a dessert platter sampler. The views are outstanding and one can often see the cruise ships leave the Port of Galveston and the clipper ship Elissa. For more information visit their website http://www.olympiagrill.com/

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Posted: August 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is based out of Houston’s first ever commercial airport. It is right next to Hobby Airport and Billionaire Buyer Tillman Fertitta’s Landry’s hospitality hanger. A little bird told me for $100,000 in gambling you can ride in the black helicopter to the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles. There is a lot of history regarding Braniff, Pan-Am, Eastern Airlines, etc. All of which no longer exist or have been absorbed. There is a hangar to check out planes and a nice Lockheed Lodestar outside on the tarmac to tour. If you love airlines, flying, or aviation history, or just history in general this is great stop. For more information visit their website here http://www.1940airterminal.org/

The Houston Bicycle Museum is a really great place to view racing bikes, BMX bikes, recumbent bikes, historical bikes, lowrider bikes, art bikes, etc. Interestingly, I just learned of their imminent closure until they find a new space. New spots for the museum have rent costs three times more expensive which could pose problems. They have to leave their current site by October 18, 2018 due to a parking lot expansion for the Holocaust Museum. I really hope they find funding and a new location because the history behind bikes is really amazing. If I were a billionaire, I would give them a million A.S.A.P., but sigh, I am not. For more information visit their website here http://www.houstonbicyclemuseum.org/

Here are a few photos from my visit and some of my favorite bikes. A chopper, a wooden one, an artsy one, a Asian style one, a musical one, a lowrider one, Lance Armstrong and Tour de France, and a room view.

The Star Drug Store has been around for over 130 years serving Galveston Island residents. They have food, malts, shakes, and banana splits just like you would find in the 50’s. If you want nostalgia and a feeling that you have stepped back in time, or just a place to experience history, this is a must do on your bucket list.  Here are a few photos from my stop. For more information visit their website https://galvestonstardrug.com/

 

When you want candy or ice cream this is the best stop in the heart of The Strand district on Galveston Island. La King’s will cure your sweet tooth! It has been around many years and survived a few hurricanes along the way. Here are a few photos. Oh, yum! For more information visit their website http://www.lakingsconfectionery.com/

Library – A Haiku

Collection of books

To expand our intellect

Read, borrow, and learn.

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry and Photography