Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Needless to say, our first family vacation was an adventure! The view from our condo was beautiful but the condo itself could have used a little work. We got to swim and play in the sand, all the while watching Ike and wondering when and if it would effect us. It obviously wasnt stressing Caleb out too much!
Caleb had lots of firsts including tasting lemon for the first time!
We had been glued to the Weather Channel all week and it looked like Ike was headed right for us! By Wednesday we were the only people in the whole condo. The staff was trying to get us to leave without actually asking us. We were determined to stay just a little longer. Until they decided that they needed to put all the patio furniture in the condo with us. That did it! We packed up on Wednesday and started heading out. We knew we needed to atleast get off the island because of evacuating the ferry line would be ridiculous and the tide was already coming in and the road might be under water if we waited too long. So we braved to long, long ferry line and got into Rockport. Everyone was boarding up. All the signs outside resturants had clever little sayings about Ike.. We didnt get to Rockport until about 7:00 pm so we decided to stay there for the night and leave in the morning. We were the only ones in those condos as well. Ike still looked like it was headed for us and it was a weird feeling thinking that in the next few days a hurricane was headed right where we were! Crazy! Well when we woke up on Thursday morning Ike had turned and was facing toward Galveston/Houston area. I am not gonna lie, I actually was thinking that since we were out of immediate danger we should stay and get the rest of our vacation in. Then I returned to my senses and started packing up. We left and headed home. Caleb pretty much slept holding onto his puppy.
While DanE and I drove and talked..
My sis and her hubby live in College Station and were not sure how bad it was going to get there so they drove up and stayed till Sunday. We had lots of fun! I wantedd to get Caleb a shirt that said "I survived Ike!" for a keepsake for his first vacation but I guess he was actually an evacuee for his first vacation! Rock on!