Treat Visitors to a ‘Cool Tour’ During the Holidays

Written by: Suzanne Burton

I came across a new Galveston Island gem last week that I wish to share with the SSNHD residents. I decided to ride the Cool Tours tour bus and they took me on a lively, gossipy, fun, historical tour. It was great! I suggest Cool Tours as an option for residents who may have guests coming to town and want something special to do.

As I approached the bus at the stop in front of the Pleasure Pier I was greeted by the driver and tour guide, Shirley. I lamented that I could have parked closer if I only knew how to parallel park. Shirley said, “Awe heck, parallel parking is easy. I’m also a school bus driver so I can parallel park a school bus.” From that moment on, I knew I would be completely safe in Shirley’s able hands as we twisted and turned around the island. It was evident that Shirley loves the island and pointed out oodles of Galveston historical treasures I didn’t know existed.

The bus was very comfortable and climate controlled, so it’s a good choice for an afternoon out on a cold blustery day. During this off season, island locals may take the tour for only $10, just show your ID upon boarding. Prices and schedule are here. The bus had large clean windows so I took many photos. Please enjoy them.

http://cooltoursgalveston.com/

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National Night Out in Silk Stocking!

National Night Out, hosted by Liz and Bobby Crocker, was a huge success!  Thanks to our wonderful board for coordinating this event!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

IN

SILK STOCKING NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

5:30-7:30 p.m.

(Dinner at 6 p.m.)

1307 24TH STREET

Home of Liz and Bobby Crocker

Bring a dish to share and a chair!

Silk Stocking Annual Meeting

SILK STOCKING NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT’S

ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 11,

6 p.m.

@

Eatcetera

www.eatcetera.com

408 25th Street

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

ANNUAL DUES ($20 PER FAMILY)

ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARTY!

SILK STOCKING DISTRICT’S ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARTY

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH,

AT THE HOME OF DAVID BOWERS AND JOHN NAGY,

1400 25TH STREET

JUDGING OF BEST BRISKET, SIDE DISH, AND DESSERT

BEGINS AT 5 P.M.  DINNER AT 6 P.M.  FIREWORKS ON THE SEAWALL TO  FOLLOW!

Please bring appetizers, side dishes, or desserts to share even if you do not enter the contest!  If you are bringing a brisket, please RSVP to cgirl1955@aol.com

 

Super Moon Over 24th Street!

April Block Party!

A good time was had by all!  Great to see so many neighbors and new members.  Thanks to the Crockers and Ehrhardts for hosting!  Our next big bash will be our annual 4th of July party, hosted by David Bowers and John Nagy!

Alley Garage Sale

Alley Garage Sale, Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the alley from Avenue M to Avenue N between 24th and 25th Streets.  Traffic that morning should travel from Avenue M to Avenue N.  Contact David Bowers at david@davidbowers.com for more information!

April Block Party!

Next Silk Stocking Block Party:

April 15th at 1307 24th Street, 5 p.m.

Bring a chair and a dish to share!

 

 

Chili Cook Off Pictures!

Our 2012 Annual Chili Cook-Off was a huge success!  Thanks to Jay and Elaine Bangle for hosting us at their Silk Stocking Gallery.  Thanks as well to Catherine Stroud, Lynn Eanes, and Cathy Conlon-Townsend for their help, as well as to all our neighbors who brought such tasty chili!  We welcomed several new members and lots of new friends!  Look for notices on our next get-together!

The Winners!