I took a new route this year to Eeyore’s Birthday Party in Pease Park. I parked about two miles away and hiked in along the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. It was a nice walk and there were some fun sights to see along the way.
The Illectric River Festival was also filled with graffiti artists at work. I love it when festivals do this sort of thing. Throughout the day and night, you get to watch these artists bring their creations to life.
Wow. Hope Outdoor Gallery was a super popular place to visit on this first day of the new year. Everyone was enjoying the sunny day and taking some photos of the artwork, along with the obligatory selfies. 🙂
Fort San Jacinto Historic Site is a ruin of a defensive position located overlooking the Ship Channel. To get there, just take Seawall Blvd all the way to the end where you will find a parking lot with great views of the shipping lanes. There is an old gun emplacement right there in the parking area that you can climb on. For the brave, you can head down to the shore and scramble across the rocks for a long ways in the Galveston sunshine. Eventually, you will run across the ruins. I was hoping for cool graffiti, but found a lot of scary stuff instead. There were a few pieces I liked, but this is probably not a nice picnic spot despite the awesome views from on top of the old fort.
After being amazed by the story of the Monk Parakeets, I struck out on a walk around The Triangle. I was pleasantly surprised to find that things were in bloom.
Photos (probably too many) from a walk around downtown Sweetwater, Texas. I hope you enjoy them. If you haven’t been to Texas before, this will give you an idea of what a small town here looks like.