We drove down to Galveston today. A month after Ike, a lot of the island is cleaned up pretty well, but the Strand, the area usually covered up with tourists on a day like this, is a mess. It'll take a while to get it back to normal. I thought a lot of the houses down on the west end would be gone, but a lot of them are still there, and some are in pretty good shape. I suspect most, if not all, of them were flooded, even though they're up on stilts twelve to fourteen feet in the air. The farther west you go, the more damage you see. The photo to the left was taken in the parking lot at Willie G's. There's a little flickr set here if you want to see more.