Sixth Street is a wonderful place for a stroll. I started at the Texa City Museum and was amazed at what I found. This is an incredible place; full of fascination memorabilia that will easily keep you spellbound for hours. Here are a few comments from recent visits.
“I had heard of the 1947 explosion but knew very few details. The docents were great as were the film and exhibits to give me the history. There is also an excellent model train exhibit upstairs manned by the Galveston Model Train Club. All in all an enjoyable and informative afternoon.”
“I attended the museum with a large group and was pleasantly surprised. I’ve lived in the Houston area all my life but had never actually visited Texas City or been to this museum. It’s definitely worth the hour drive from Houston. The museum docent was a native so she was quite informative. The museum began with the city’s earliest history – settled by pirates! – and continued through the rebuilding after the tragic 1947 ship explosions which killed hundred of their citizens. You could easily spend several hours here just reading the notecards and watched their video. Our guide was very patient with our questions. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Galveston County Model Railroad Club which had their exhibits on the second floor and opened specially for our Friday tour. What detail! Amazing! These men LOVE their trains! Plan a visit soon. It’s a great way to spend a Summer day.” If you haven’t been, grab your kids and get ready for a real adventure! And after, you can stop at the Downtowner for a soda and a snack or a full blown meal! The ambiance is wonderful, the menu and the staff is so friendly!
Next on the agend was Ooh La La Couture! I have been anxious to check this spot out just because the sign is so attractive. But when I went inside I was bowled over by the beautiful gowns and accessories. This is the place to go for Quinceaneras for sure and seeing as how we just got done with prom I was amazed at the selection still available. Even better, they offer alterations, consignment dresses, adorable rompers and sandals to match. There are beautiful accessories to choose from and the best thing of all – there is only ONE of each and every dress they carry! This is definitely a shop we will be revisiting in the near future. Rumor has it they may soon be offering rental gowns to go with the tuxedo rentals. Customer service and Style are definitely the “name of the game” at Ooh la la. Visit them on Facebook at Ooh-La-La-Couture. See you next Saturday on 6th Street!