The Great Storm is a short movie that tells the story of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history; estimates are that between 6,000 and 12,000 people were killed and the city almost entirely destroyed. It inspired the building of the seawall, to protect Galveston from ever suffering that much damage in a hurricane again. If you are a reader you should check out Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson. It tells the story of the head meterologist in Galveston and the storm and it's a page turner.
|Yaga, my favorite store on the Strand (the shopping district)|
|Evidently, lifeguard station 6 is where Baywatch is filmed, and it's 1986.|
|The new Pleasure Pier, built where the Flagship Hotel used to be before Hurricane Ike (which was on the wrong side of the Seawall.)|
|Mark and I feel the name "Pleasure Pier" gives the impression of a place not necessarily for children. Or maybe we've just driven down Interstate 94 through Wisconsin one too many times.|
|On the ferry, headed over to the mainland for the family reunion.|
Part II will include some family reunion pictures and shots from NASA.