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Galveston beach..

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Galveston Beachline.. Photo credit: http://www.tripadvisor.com

I finally made it to the nearest beach to Houston, it’s about an hour south. Traffic wasn’t so bad this time round and we made it in good time. From the main street in Galveston it looked like it never recovered from Hurricane Katrina a decade ago. Most business on the main street were closed..until we got to the stretch of beach..Wow..packed was an understatement. The beach itself wasn’t all that but peeps got to do with what they have..nothing beats Kenyan and Zanzibar beaches. It had lots of seaweed but guys had brought out grills to do barbeque and it was a great atmosphere being out there and being near water. I forgot the heat..my,my..It was 100F/38C outside. Those guys were tanning but me thinks they were more like roasting..Lets just say we got out checked out the beach kidogo then got back into the car, drove around some more and ended up in a nice Mexican seafood restaurant..let me just say I’m hooked to shrimp wrapped in bacon..ooh!! pure bliss I tell you. The servings in this place are too big. I couldn’t get through half..but give me time. I’m working on that 🙂

There were so many hotels and furnished apartments on the coastline, so a weekend plot is not a bad idea in the future.

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Galveston beachline..

More bad food story..the next day we went to Papas Bar-B-Q. All you can eat, porkribs for $9.95..haha..This will be the death of me..I was ready to have a coupla serving but I don’t know what they put on their food man, I was full before I even finished my 1st serving of 4. I don’t know what they put in their food but I couldn’t go past 1 serving.

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Bacon wrapped shrimps..yuuummy!!!..Notice the beans.. 🙂

Oh, Mexican’s serve lots of beans with their meals..hmm..feels like I’m back in Nairobi in those chapo/madondo joints (tortilla/beans) 🙂

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All you can eat porkribs..Papas Bar-b-q.. Photo credit: http://www.citysearch.com

Anywho, all that food got to go. So i’ve been running in addition to cycling. There is a park nearby where Mexicans, Caribbeans and Africans (Kenyans, Tanzanians, Cameroonians, Ghanians, Nigerians) play soccer every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. While my pal plays soccer i run round a loooong track around and through the woods. I clocked about 9 km (endomondo.com app is so cool)..not all shrimp and porkribs burned but at least I’m trying. Hope I can keep it going. Running is not my strongest field especially after I had my knee ACL reconstruction surgery, but so far the knee is holding up very well.

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Myers park, Spring, Texas.. Photo credit : http://peoplesguidetohouston.wordpress.com

My paperwork is finally on the way…finally I can track it online and it’s a day away..Life is about to change forever, so let me enjoy before it does.

Later..

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Beach trip that never was..

We had planned to go to Galveston beach, an hour away from Houston. We got on the freeway and headed that way. Traffic on weekends in this city is a female dog if you know what i mean. Same as Nairobi..even on the free way traffic was so backed up. Lets just say we didn’t get too far before the heavens opened up. It didn’t rain, it poured. Visibility was so poor that even on the Interstate speeds reduced to a near crawl. We were still a long way out from Galveston.

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We decided it was not worth the hustle to spend hours driving down in a storm and even in the beach town a thunderstorm was predicted..Love technology in this country. It’s raining where you are going and weather forecast is quite on point..So we turned back and were in traffic for another hour due to weekend traffic and construction zones..oh my there is road construction all the time here.

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We headed to a factory outlet mall..Woe unto us as we got there. It was so packed that we had to find packing in a grassy overflow parking lot. Apparently it was the last weekend before school re-opens tomorrow and it was also the tax free weekend.. meaning peeps didn’t have to pay for tax on the stuff they bought their kids. We checked into Adidas..too packed, Forever 21 was closed to shoppers inside..haha!! For every few that exited, a few more got in..We got tired from all the human traffic in that mall.

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Had lunch at the overflowing food court, checked out Nike store..too packed, Sketchers..same thing..This mall seems like quite a bargain mall, but you need time when it’s not too packed, so will be back there sometime..until then we couldn’t handle this mess so we left..Not the weekend I had hoped for but I got to see more of Houston and just be outdoors.

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NB. There are really really big peeps out here and they are not afraid to dress in small little things..hot pants, little miniskirts..my goodness it’s just gross whichever way you look at it.

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Random. I saw a Lamborghini in traffic..here

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Useless info..Lamborghini is a tractor maker that started making luxury cars after the Ferrari creator insulted them..