Fort Worth's Texas History Weekend

Fort Worth's Texas History Weekend

Fort Worth
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 12:00am
Galveston & La Porte
Texas

Twenty-two members in eleven cars joined us for our Fall Texas History Weekend.
On Saturday we departed Fort Worth and drove to Galveston on a less-traveled route to try to avoid the I-45 tractor-trailers. However, we were not able to totally avoid the famous Houston traffic. Upon arrival at Galveston, we had lunch at the elegant Hotel Galvez. After lunch, we took a boat tour of the harbor side of the island. Back ashore, we checked in at the very nice Courtyard on famous Seawall Blvd. Our dinner and social was in a private room at Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, locally owned and operated by the same family since 1911.  After dinner, we played “How Low Can You Go?”, yet another of our world-famous games, and each contestant tried to win one of four desirable prizes from the Mercedes-Benz boutique by submitting one of four lowest unique numbers. 
The winners were:
Bruce Parrott - Ladies’ Watch for his wife Lois,
Catherine Miller -  Men’s Watch for her husband Nipat,
Rhonda Williamson - Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox, and
Dan Patz - Stainless cheese service set.
On Sunday, we drove to La Porte to visit the San Jacinto Memorial and took an elevator ride to the observation deck. We met up with some Houston Section board members who welcomed us into their area.  We capped the weekend with a tour of the 100-year-old Battleship Texas, the last survivor of the Dreadnought era. Some of us opted to have an impromptu group lunch at the Monument Inn.  After lunch, we drove back home on our own.
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