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I’d Like To Take Fellow Blogger Pink Dome To Galveston

I spent a few minutes at Crystal Beach today. Crystal Beach, on Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas is where a man got flesh eating virus last week.

The so-called flesh eating virus occurs in warm Gulf of Mexico waters and it can infect people with weakened immune systems. The flesh eating virus sounds awful because it is awful. However, it is not a large threat to Texas beachgoers.

I did not go in the water at Crystal Beach because I’m afraid of the jellyfish and sting rays and whatever else is lurking under the waves. I like to view the ocean from the shore. 

Fellow Texas blogger Pink Dome made a post about the flesh-eating incident a few days back. Pink Dome suggested Texas beaches were nasty and that people might wish to vacation in Hilton Head.

I go to Galveston every six weeks or so to take a nice walk on the beach. I’m not so certain that all the people who go to the beach at Galveston or on Bolivar Peninsula are always financially able to enjoy a vacation in Hilton Head—Though it is nice of Pink Dome to make the suggestion.

I love all my fellow Texas bloggers and Pink Dome is my favorite blogger of all. I’d like to take Pink Dome on a nice day trip to Galveston. I’ll buy lunch and show off all the many attractions. I know the island well.

Pink Dome—Just send me an e-mail and we’ll pick the day.   

July 25, 2007 - Posted by | Galveston


  1. Head down to Cafe Michael Burger for a yummy burger, a basket of fried shrooms, some cold brews, and a nice ocean breeze while you’re hanging on the island.

    If our friends can’t appreciate that, then they’re too Austin-elitist-snobbish to be saved!

    Comment by kevin whited | July 25, 2007

  2. We like Benno’s on Fridays as we head to Bolivar, and Stingaree has awesome crabs. I am with you–I am happy to sit on the deck and look, but our family house has been down since Rita. I have missed it terribly and enjoyed the blogvisit.

    Like the new format–things have been busy at our house and I haven’t been by in a while–we love Galveston and Bolivar–gonna try Michael Burger, too; great post!

    Comment by Melissa | July 25, 2007

  3. Kevin—Snobs in Austin? I don’t think that could be.

    I think that people just have a mistaken impression about our fine Texas beaches. I’m certain that is the only issue.

    Melissa—New houses are going up in Bolivar and Galveston and I do wonder how they will hold up.

    Thank you both for the comments.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 25, 2007

  4. Well, if they refuse to take up your offer to correct the mistaken impression, they might just be snobby. 🙂

    It’s been too long since *I* have made a trip to Cafe Michael Burger, so I may have to work on that in the near future.

    Comment by kevin whited | July 26, 2007

  5. Well, I’ve not yet heard from him. Pink Dome, my favorite Texas blogger, is the kind of guy who 50 years ago would have been really excited over Adlai Stevenson and why Congressman Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem felt Ok endorsing Ike. He’s Austin to the core. Though Austin is changing and not in the way he would would hope. So good luck to him. We’ll see if he can roll with it or if he just gets more pissed off.

    You do indeed need to go to Galveston and be with the salt of the Earth down there.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 27, 2007

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