Ok, I confess, I've been in Galveston for the last week. Out on the west end, with no people around other then my friends. One can walk for miles and miles. I walked my four miles when I could, but the tide has been really high and it was nigh on to impossible some days.
Galveston is slowly returning to some semblance of normalcy. A surprisingly large tourist turnout on the weekends. There are more construction crews in Galveston then I've ever seen anywhere. Much much work left to do. BUT it looks remarkably good in comparison to 5 months ago when I was here. Even the water was beautiful and clean this trip!
My dear friends Vandy and Sue are still not back in their home and it will probably be 3 or 4 more months before that happens. They are remaining as calm as possible about the prospect. Dear friends of theirs, who had a beach house, have provided them a very nice place to live, thankfully.
It was sublime to spend so much time with them. Usually I show up for about 24 hours and we talk as fast as we can and then I'm gone. I decided this time to arrive before all the other stuff happens and ahhhh, it was sublime.
BUT I'm easing back into the big city. Tonight I'm near Galveston Bay and NASA and tomorrow will work my way up the freeway. I'll be back down this way the end of May, this is just a short stopover.
NOT looking forward to the traffic. People sure do drive fast here! Any who have ever spent time in this area knows that that is true! Or maybe I'm just used to the slow life of San Miguel...