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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

what a strange place...

This past Sunday I traveled an hour south to the city of Galveston to see my sister, Caitlin. I excitedly volunteered my afternoon of yard work to relieve Caitlin of her boredom, while her husband, Karl studied for his medical school exams. We went to this neighborhood "market" (which seemed straight out of the unbelievable Pleasantville movie). It consists of this development of homes resembling Charleston (as seen below) built around a man-made lake with a coffee shop, lofts, meeting spaces, etc just a few miles from the beach. They opened up their homes that were for sale and we enjoyed looking at these amazing places. I also enjoyed learning of they crazy people on this island that live just a short drive away from my own doorstep.
First, I do love cupcakes. So when I saw this...I had to get one. Yes, this is a cupcake stand on wheels. Caitlin's hairdresser's twin sister moved to Galveston to make and sell cupcakes out of this van. There is a full kitchen inside this thing. Crazy. Can you imagine that life? This is her job. Some people seem unbelievable....until....
...we saw this. A gigantic turtle. On his daily walk. Sometimes he gets a leash and actually gets to walk with his owner. But it gets better. His owner (a middle-aged woman) raised this massive African turtle from a baby. It lives on her porch. It's about 25 years old and will outlive it's owner (probably another 75 years). So the natural response? She willed it to her children!! haha! I would love to know what her inheritors think of that idea. :)

2 comments:

Amy Leigh said...

That place looks gorgeous! Can't wait to be down there in June!

Jaclyn said...

This post is hilarious like Diana said! :) It was sure fun to see you this week. ttyl