We are so happy to finally be able to go back to our home in Port Aransas. The water, electricity, and sewer are all functional. None of the repairs have started, but the house is livable. We need to say goodbye to Austin
This first picture is of the State Capital building in Austin
The spirit of Texas is reflected in the inlay of the floor directly below the dome. You can see the inlay pays homage to the five countries who at one time ruled the Republic of Texas. Counter clockwise from the top left is Spain, Next is France, next to Mexico, which is next to the Confederate States of America, and finally The United States of America.
The dome is directly above
Here is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Alamo.
A photo of the downtown from Mount Bonnell which is the highest point in the city.
We cannot leave Austin without paying homage to its weirdness. The photo below shows a group on a pub crawl which is a mechanical device that all the participants need to pedal.
So now a photo of the dawn over the Gulf in Port Aransas taken on Saturday morning.
Another shot taken Saturday
I will be able to show you some before and after shots of the community. It is still too soon, and people do not need me taking up space shooting photos around town while they are trying to restore their lives.
We all need to remember those who are in the path of Irma. Thank you for joining me, and it feels good to be home.