September 8, 2017
In order to get to the cruise ship, I have to drive from my home in Austin thru Houston to the seaport in Galveston. Here’s the problem. A couple of weeks ago Hurricane Harvey showed up and put most of the region between Houston and Galveston under trillions of gallons of water. Many of the roads between those cities were closed.
To be sure that I made it to Galveston in time to board the ship, I decided to leave today (Sep 8) instead of the cruise departure on September 9.
On my way through Houston, I decided to take a detour to the first home I ever owned – a townhouse on Sabo Road. I couldn’t believe what I saw. This is a picture of how that townhouse looks today. Very sad.
I drove for several miles along this street and saw this same sight over and over. I feel so sorry for the people of Houston and the surrounding cities. I still have some friends there and, thank goodness, they are all OK.
At one point I saw a CarMax location. There were dozens of car transports loading cars that were ruined by the flood. I wonder what they are going to do with those cars.
When I got to Galveston with no problem I had some time on my hands, so I went to my favorite seafood restaurant in the whole world – Gaidos. (Sorry, Joe Tess). When I lived in Houston I went there many many times. It is still excellent.
Tomorrow the cruise starts. I can’t wait.