Galveston brought up so much joy (ode to warmth) and so much sadness (a town that was recently devastated by Hurricane Ike and is still recovering). One touching thing, of which I have NO pictures, was the artistic treatment of the fallen trees. After the hurricane many of the deciduous trees died from overexposure to salt water. An estimated 40,000 trees were lost and some received a second life as sculptures hewn by chainsaws. Check out http://hubpages.com/hub/Galvestons-Dead-Tree-Sculptures if you want to see better pics than I could deliver.
The following are pics I do have…
This was completely Keegan’s idea. He loved the idea of holding the hand of this huge statue. The following is his idea as well. He liked the idea of punching this statue in the nuts even more.
This is another unique sundial. Keegan was really into it. (hahaha I crack me up)
The sun wasn’t out, so I have no idea what time this picture was taken.
Keegan just barely escaped being eaten by a Great White Shark.
We stayed in Galveston only two days and the second day rained like crazy, so we didn’t get out much. It was sad to see all that they had lost and were still rebuilding. Homes and businesses were destroyed that may never come back. We were there too early to experience their Mardi Gras celebration, but they were getting ready.
Life lesson: Stuff happens. Sometimes the best you can do is pick up the pieces and carry on.