A Little Deviation
We left Galveston that morning and drove back through Houston enroute to Louisiana and New Orleans which was supposed to be our next destination (but that's another story). Enroute we passed the sign posts to San Jacinto Memorial and decided to pay a visit.
We drove until we came to a car ferry stop. We were first inline and first on the boat for our 5 min crossing over to where the State Park was. The ferry ride was free and quite a fun experience. On the way back we ere also first in the queue and in front and while we crossed we ate lunch - kind of a picnic - albeit a very quick picnic but in an unsual setting.
. Once you get to the other side you just drive and following the sign posts. You will come to the San Jacinto Monument (which we did last) and then on to the USS Texas. There is a souvenir shop there and a park area. After touring the ship we stopped briefly at the Monument but only for photos. We didn't have time to go into the Museum or up to the observation deck.