No trip to Galveston would be complete without a trip to the Strand Historic District. The Strand was originally Avenue B which ran parallel to Galveston Bay. It was a merchant area near the wharf and the merchant there thought calling it "the Strand" gave it a more upscale sound. Now the Strand encompasses many blocks downtown and is a shopping and entertainment district.
Here Mrs. Crosby and I enjoy a delightful repast from the Rooftop Bar of the Historic Tremont House. We just loved watching the cruise ships leave for parts unknown.