Mr. Cutie Pie and I had a little road trip today. We drove down to Galveston. We hadn't been down there since Hurricane Ike roared through here last year. It looks like people down there have done a remarkable job of rebuilding and renovating. There are still a lot of businesses that have not reopened, and a lot of those look like they never will. The picture above is the Flagship Inn. I believe it's the only hotel in the country built over the water. As you can see, it is actually built on a pier that extends out into the Gulf. It's been there a long time, but it was heavily damaged. We couldn't see any sign that it is being rebuilt at all.
We took a ride on the ferry from Galveston Island to Bolivar Pennisula. It is a free ride and one of the best local excursions in my opinion. We went up on the observation deck during the ride and enjoyed the sea air and the sea gulls antics. People on the lower deck were tossing food up in the air and the sea gulls were having a great time catching it.
On Bolivar Pennisula we took a little walk around the Fort Travis Park (another free attraction).
You can see that the Fort Travis seawall had some damage during the hurricane that has not been repaired yet.
And then, of course, we had to have some treats on the ride home. :)
Hope you've had a good day, too!