Down Memory Lane: Our Texas Visit

Scenes from our trip to Texas. April, 2009.

In April, 2009, Betsy and I went to Texas to visit our family down there.  We went down there to see our granddaughters play softball.  Both are outstanding athletes and they had games scheduled through the weekend.

Unfortunately, the weather  had other ideas.  Very severe thunderstorms moved through the area (with a couple of tornadoes for good measure) and caused wide-spread flooding.  All the games were canceled.

Instead of seeing games the day after the storms, Betsy’s son took us around to see some of the damage around them caused by Hurricane Ike six months previous.  The amount of damage still visible was really amazing.

We did see signs of progress and normalcy both on the Texas mainland and on Galveston Island.  On the western end of the island we found a beach that looked like it did before the hurricane struck.

We didn’t get to see the girls play softball, but we did  have an enjoyable time with our family on our Texas visit.

To see these pictures and others, click HERE.


I’m grateful that our family got through the hurricane unhurt and with no damage to their home.

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9 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: Our Texas Visit”

  1. Darla Says:

    It’s nice to spend time with family isn’t it? Those hurricanes sure do leave an impression….

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    Isn’t it about time to visit TX again???? 🙂

  3. Susie Says:

    It’s always fun visiting family. Maybe next time you’ll get to see them play ball.

  4. Says:

    The granddaughters are beautiful! Too bad the weather got bad when you got there, I know you were wanting to see them play. Perhaps again this spring? That’s quite a bit of damage still around!

  5. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Fun shots, I loved my time in Texas when I visited.

  6. Karin Says:

    Great photo of the Great Wall yesterday! Wow, what a climb to get an excellent vantage point. — Sorry about the bad weather during last year’s visit to TX!! Where has that year gone – I remember reading the blogs about that visit!

  7. Cheryl Says:

    Maybe another trip this year to see the granddaughters play ball? It sounds as if you made the best of your weekend anyways.

  8. ewok1993 Says:

    I must agree with one commenter about it’s time to go back for a visit. Hope this time around you get to see the girls play.

  9. Carletta Says:

    Hurricanes are not something I ever want to go through again. It’s a long and scary ordeal. I’m glad you finally got through it ok.
    I was just talking to my brother and my nephew plays ball. His first game is this week (pitches) and we are hoping it doesn’t rain.

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