Next Monday will be the official start of summer! With the heat and humidity, it's been feeling like summer for a while in Bossier Parish. A beach vacation is in order when temperatures are too high. The beaches of Galveston Island in Texas have been, and still are, a favorite summer vacation spot. The Walker family of Bossier vacationed on the island in the 1910s. This photo (0000.003.013) shows Sayde Walker and Emma Walker Pattillo on Galveston beach in their bathing dresses.