Thursday, June 4, 2009

Galveston Island, TX.

A couple of weeks ago when Don had his first appointment with his new doctor, since we both had the day off, it was really beautiful weather and we were already about half way there, we went to Galveston. The beeches are nice, but I love the historic Strand.

It had only been 8 months since the devastating hurricane Ike. I was thrilled to see how well the restoration is going and have to say that the Strand is nicer now than it was the year before the hurricane!

Another historical building.

The city was planning a re-birthday! Most of the stores were open or very close and the town was ready for a celebration!

I found this cute bear sitting on a bench just waiting for me to hug him...

This is a sign made from an actual photograph of The Strand over 100 years ago...

...and this is the exact same spot today.

If you look very closely, you will see a blue line. That line was the water line from the hurricane! The Strand is on the opposite end of the Island than the beech.

Just to give you an idea of how high it is... I am 5'6" and had to walk up a 10 inch curb to get to where I was standing.


Susan said...

I've never been to Galveston but I'd like to visit there. There are so many interesting places to go in the states. I love to travel!
Hugs, Susan

Kat said...

Hi Julie

I haven't been a very good blog friend lately, but I'm back...finally.

You and Don have been in my prayers. You have so much on your plate right now and I hate that for you. Hang in there sweet friend.