Ike's Arrival In Galveston & Houston, TX
Lots of stuff in the news week, but Hurricane Ike tops it all! Ike's path took a course towards Galveston and Houston, Texas. They were reporting that it as a "3" with a path as wide as the State of Texas.
We used to live down in that area in the later half of the 1970's. Towards the middle of the 1970's, David received a job offer with Exxon Research & Enigneering in Baytown, Texas, around 1974 ('75). So... we packed up our two young toddlers and made the move to the Baytown, then later settling in the Clear Lake City community, a few miles northwest of Galveston, Texas.
Some of the other towns I remember in that area were LaPorte, Kemah, League City, Texas City, Nassau Bay -- all those communities set on a man made bay called Clear Lake.
Clear Lake City, in the 1970's, was a small, unincorporated community, on the westside of Nasa's Johnson Space Center, which was bordered on the east by Clear Lake Bay. Clear Lake City may have started out as an unincorporated community, but in the late 1970's Houston extended it's boundary to include the Clear Lake City subdivision.
More than occasionally, we would venture down towards the little towns and seaports strung along the bay and gulf between Houston and Galveston -- gorging ourselves of all the fresh shrimp and seafood we could eat. We also played on the beaches and in the salty waters of the Gulf.
It was around 1979 that we moved back to Alva, in Northwest Oklahoma. Y'all!. . . . For about 4 or 5 years these NW Okie's were Texas Okie's with a slight Texas accent. The Houston and Galveston areas were too humid -- the Winter's were too mild for this NW Okie, So... we headed back towards northwest Oklahoma. I would rather experience the dusty winds and tornadoes of Oklahoma than the Hurricane winds of the Gulf.
I have always thought this Winter, NW Okie baby of the '48 era has been drawn mostly to the cold, snowy mountains of the Rockies, though.
You may check out the iReport.com for the Latest News and Photos as Ike made his journey towards Galveston and Houston, Texas.
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