Saturday, September 13, 2008

Galveston Island

We go to Galveston at least once a year for vacation. Here are some pictures from this year's summer vacation. I love Galveston. It has a rich history, having been home to or visited by Native Americans, the Spanish, the French, the pirate Jean Lafitte, and soldiers from both sides of the US Civil War. It has lovely Victorian homes, which are probably flooded now. People still talk about the Great Storm of 1900, which destroyed Galveston. Maybe in 100 years people will talk about the Great Storm of 2008.

My husband took these photos.

The first 2 pictures show the sea wall, which was built after the Great Storm of 1900. The sea wall was breached well before Ike made landfall.

The next picture shows the hotel where we stayed. Every room has a view of the gulf.

The next 2 pictures were taken at dawn from our balcony.

The final 2 pictures show the typical waves in the gulf. Nothing like what we are seeing on the Weather Channel.

Ike will reach Dallas this afternoon. Dallas is expected to get 4-6 inches of heavy rain later today. I will not go to my oil painting class today, since it is a 30 minute drive and the biggest danger in Dallas is being in a car and getting carried away by a flash flood.

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