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Thursday, May 14, 2015

AL-T's Seafood Steakhouse, Huntsville State Park

Aloha Everyone,

Laura at the Texas Visitor Center on I-10 greeted us with the same level of enthusiasm and a Texas friendliness as she did over a year ago. She gave me stickers, calendar, maps and brochures and we parted company promising to see her next year.

The parking lot of AL-T's Seafood Steakhouse was nearly full. J.J. parked Honu in one of the last available spot. At 11:40 am, the restaurant was already busy serving lunch.

J.J. and I shared the shrimp platter consisting of fried, grilled, and stuffed shrimps, shrimp gumbo, shrimp stew and boiled shrimps. I concentrated on the two side dishes -- sautéed vegetables and mushrooms.

The home-made rolls served with honey were also delicious.

Heavy rain began to come down about 3:30 pm. This was a clear signal for us to settle on tonight's lodging.

Huntsville State Park in Huntsville Texas has a 210 acre lake. Being a rainy, week-day, the park was nearly empty.

Our pad is adjacent to the lake. With warning signs of deer and crocodile. J.J. and I will hold off our exploration of the park until tomorrow morning.

Aloha -- Cathi