Galveston Island November 9, 2008 (almost 2 months after Hurricane Ike) (press space bar to advance to the next slide)
The Hilton Hotel, Landry’s Restaurant (where we ate before the wedding), Rainforest Café, San Luis Hotel (where we stayed), and Holiday Inn have no damage & are operating normally.
Parts of the building were blown out, and you can see straight through. The façade of the building has damage. The Flagship Hotel on Seawall Boulevard.
The driveway onto the Flagship Hotel fell into the water. Cars still have no way on or off the premises.
The Strand District where many of the festivals take place. They’re currently working to get it ready for Dickens on the Strand (first part of December). Most of the businesses in this area are still closed.