After leaving Sam Houston Jones State Park, we returned to a horrible interstate 10, which continued to be bad into Texas. As we had been unable to reserve a spot in Texas, due to the Texas State Park System redoing their reservation system, we tried again and again to book into Galveston Island State Park to no avail.
Finally we gave up and called a private park, Jamaica Beach Rv Resort, in Galveston and were able to reserve a spot for three nights. The upshot was that the owner told us to go a different way, than through Houston, and we ended up taking the house on a free ferry! It was wild! Before we could board, Homeland Security inspected us, but we passed and loaded. We were the biggest thing on the ferry! As we crossed we were able to spot dolphins and view the many ships leaving port.
After disembarking it was a short drive to the park. We set up and rested for the rest of the day. Clear skies.