I imagined conversations between the Gulf of Mexico and Hurricane Ike discussing exactly how Ike would help the Gulf get her beach back from those pesky humans.
But we had this actual conversation on the road between Galveston and San Luis beach:
Uh huh. For some other road. Just because the sign was sitting there right by OUR road (the one that was in perfect condition just about this time last year) doesn't mean a THING. Nope.
The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken - "Did you see that sign?"
Me - "You mean the one that said, 'Road Closed'?"
The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken - "Yes"'
Me - "It must mean some other road. There are cars coming from the opposite direction. See? Yeah. It's gotta be for some other road"
So we come upon this first hole in the road and I'm thinking, "Oh yeah. I guess it IS our road that's closed. That's a hole in the road alright."
The holes in the road got bigger the farther we went: Until finally the road was washed out altogether and we were driving on sand: And then, finally, we had to take a detour: No joke - that detour sign points directly onto the beach. So yeah, we drove along the beach long enough to wonder if we'd be on the beach all the way to Surfside.
Luckily we flagged down an AT&T truck driving the opposite direction whose driver let us know the road was okay not too very far ahead. I'd like to say something clever about seeing an AT&T truck driving along the beach, but it was really just too surreal to even try.
Around Houston, recovery is plugging along. Houses are ever so slowly recovering their roofs.
People from out of town get lost a lot more often, but they just think the city's roads are not well marked. They don't realize right away that actually a good number of our signs blew away during Ike.
And, of course, we still have a good number of upside down silhouette people wandering around town:So that's how it's going in Ike-sville. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!