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Old December 11th, 2003, 12:27 PM
Sophia Pappas
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Default Galveston, Texas

Hi everyone, I'm Sophie from Minniapolis.

I recently took a cruise out of Galveston, Texas on the ELATION.
This was a fun ship to be on for seven days. Our cruise departure day was on Sunday.
Four of us arrived in Houston on Friday afternoon, and was driven to Galveston. Our travel agent arranged for a wonderful shuttle service to drive us there. Thank God we didn't a car.
The traffic in Houston is terrible, we would never have made it.

My point in wrtting this is to recommend that you spend a day or so in Galveston. This is really
a great town. It a walkable town, with shops, restaurants, bars and hotels in the old historic downtown district called "The Strand". It only a few blocks to the cruise ship terminals. There is even a trolley that run from downtown to the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. In these winter months the hotels offer great rates.

This town of Galveston is really a neat vacation spot just south of Houston.

E Mail me if I can be of any help or if you have any questions.
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