Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Harvey's Eve

The state is abuzz with news of Hurricane Harvey.  We are hours north of Houston, where a huge drench is predicted more hours north of Corpus Christi and Rockport, where landfall is about to occur.  Here we are predicted only to get scattered storms. The city is focused on opening shelters. When Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Ike came, our area realized that help could be extended in the form of places to stay.

Some people who came after  Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans still live here. We know many of them on the freeways---from the New Orleans Saints bumper stickers.

The storm's landfall is in Rockport or thereabouts. Rockport is a fun little beach town--less a resort than a fishing town. There is an old highway bridge where one can walk, buy shrimp and fish for redfish. Down the road is the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. We walked there on New Year's Eve in 2006.  A huge alligator was on the trail.  I remember catching an ocean catfish fishing from the shore in a little town that was called Austwell. We walked Beatrice tonight under cooler but calm skies, thinking about the coming storm down south.

Tonight I hope that the damage is less than expected.

At lunch I saw a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird in a nearby bush. At dinner, we met at Good Union BBQ. It's a different little BBQ place,but one I like a lot.

Breakfast: cereal and skim milk
lunch: 2 slices of buffet pizza, pickles, carrots and broccoli\
dinner: BBQ turkey sandwich and shoestring potatoes.

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