Hurricane Ike has continued to keep me mesmerized.
It is so very different when a Natural Disaster feels as if it is ‘in your backyard.’ I know it isn’t, and to say so might offend those whose yard it is actually in, however; hearing all the familiar names of islands, towns, beaches, and cities still experiencing problems make it seem as if it is.
I still have pictures on my computer of the last time I visited Galveston Island. We spent the day taking pictures of all of the unique buildings and Island Cathedrals. The Island had such a neat architectural heritage. It even had its own Island Castle! The last time I saw it, the Castle had wreaths and big red ribbons for the Christmas season.
The pictures of the Sea Wall, the ones I am seeing online, are the most amazing to me. I have walked down that wall several times and always wondered if it would actually ‘protect’ the Island like it was supposed to do so.
The first time I visited the Island Jason, Lynn, Trevon, and I ate at the Cadillac Grill, a resturant on the Wall. So far it is the only Mexican restaurant that I have visited that I actually enjoyed the rice! It's gone... a Wendy's sign remains... but that is about it.
Say a prayer for all of the people on the Texas coast. Many of them are without power, water, food, or gas. Many of them will be without some of these things for several more days to come.