Thursday, March 5, 2009

28th Birthday

This past weekend was my hubbies 28th Birthday!!!! For his birthday he wanted to get some new golf clubs. So our first stop was Golfsmith in Webster. I bought him a driver for his birthday and he is still trying to decide on what type of irons he wants. I think him and my dad could have spent the entire day in there, but my mom and I were very hungry.
Then on to our next stop!!
If you don't know our area was affected greatly by Hurricane Ike, so we wanted to go home through Galveston and Crystal Beach to see all the damage. We ate at Gaido's in Galveston, which was absolutely delicious. If you have never eaten there I highly recommend it!!!! There bisque is the best I have ever eaten. The following are a few pictures that we took.

This is us on the Seawall
You prob can't see them but there are some surfers in the background
A cold front was coming in it was very, very cold and windy

This is the Hotel Galvez
It looked like they had some roof damage

All of the piers are of course gone!
But over all Galveston was not damaged that bad because of the Seawall

Us on the ferry, very windy and cold!

Here are some of the newer cabins that are still standing in Crystal Beach
I was surprised that alot of the newer cabins made it through the storm

The rest is just sand and pilings

These areas use to have cabins everywhere, now it is just pilings sticking up and sand everywhere. Did I mention that there is sand everywhere!!!!

This is what is left of the cabin that we would rent every summer

It is so sad that our beach is messed up so bad, but you can tell that they are working hard at bringing it back. There are already new cabins being built!


Teresa said...

Looks so peaceful and inviting! What a great way to spend a birthday.

Linda said...

First of all, I want to say thank you for all of your support. There's definitely been some rough patches. I wish you nothing but the best.

I hope your DH had a great birthday! The beach pics remind me of "our" beach (Pensacola Beach) after Hurricane Ivan and all the hurricanes those couple of years. There are still some damaged homes and blue roofs, but for the most part things have been fixed. The road on the barrier island is still cut in half, so instead of one barrier island, it is now two.

How are you doing?