Oh Galveston

September 24, 2008 | By | Comments (1)

Granted, I’m not a Texan. But my daughter is quickly becoming one, and that makes me an honorary Texas mom. It’s a position I take seriously. So when one of my fishing buddies from Seabrook (a Houston neighborhood near the water) sent me the link to a series of post-storm images, my world stopped till I saw each one.

This is a very large file, about 350 photos taken since Ike beat up Galveston. You may have to reload it several times to see them all.


My heart goes out to those families traveling back over that bridge today to see their beloved island for the first time.

Meanwhile, I’m traveling to Houston in a couple of weeks for a meeting. Our group of 300 was planning on exploring the Bay region. What do you do when a place you’ve always heard about and always anticipated visiting is struggling to survive? What do you do when your home has washed away or been shredded like toothpicks? Difficult questions, yes, but answers will come.

While it may look difficult today, I’m quite sure Galveston will return. Our team of editors at Southern Living will watch and report to you as we learn more about the island’s successes and reopenings. Keep checking our blog for more details in coming days and weeks.

Our heart is with you Texas. Good luck and Godspeed.


  1. Wade
    September 24, 2008 at 11:59 am