We were on the phone at George Bush Intercontinental Airport with an airline agent, who was helping us salvage a day of our vacation trip after Air Canada announced that our 6:15 a.m. flight from Houston to Calgary would be delayed about six hours.

As Priscilla Baxter, the friendly United agent found us seats on an alternative 9:45 a.m. United flight to Calgary, somehow the subject of Galveston came up.

Janice Law is a columnist for The Daily News. Have a travel question? Email judgejanicelaw@yahoo.com.

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