Ten Charmingly Strange Old Postcards from Galveston, Beaumont and Baytown
Last month we shared with you ten charmingly strange old postcards from Houston. Now it's time to give equal love to the places that surround Houston.
As always, Card Cow is the place to go for your vintage-postcard needs.
10. Beaumont: Plenty of Parking!
The Beaumont Village Shopping Center features a Woolworth's, a Beall's and a Walgreens. Somehow it still manages to have enough parking to handle the ensuing crowds, a fact the owners are apparently very proud of.
9. She's Unsinkable
The imaginatively named S.S. Galveston Motel, if by "imaginatively" you mean "Stop trying after you come up with the 'S.S.' part." Or maybe "S.S." refers to Nazi stormtroopers. We can't be sure.
(According to our decidedly amateur sleuthing skills, this is what it looks like now:)
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8. We're Having Fun in Galveston! Empty, Deserted Galveston
If your idea of fun is inhabiting a bleak, depopulated, postapocalyptic landscape where zombies might attack at any minute, Galveston is the place to go. At least there seems to be plenty of PBR.
7. Mr. Sexy, Just Waiting Under Umbrella No. 69
Long pants? Check. Black socks? You bet. Dress shoes? Oh, yeah. Sure, he may look unsuited for the beach, but that naked torso begs to differ. And don't worry, ladies: Yes, he does keep the black socks on while he's doing it.