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Friday, January 20, 2012

Urban decay and hurricane damage

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A short while after getting off the Galveston ferry we started seeing pretty severe hurricane damage. This one place looked very ritzy at one time. It sat off the road about 1/4 mile and begged us to come explore.
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The expensive concrete roads throughout this proposed development were still very much intact and useable. Actually, if the curbs were maintained, the roads could be perfect. The owners obviously gave up and who can blame them? Mother nature is not something to fool with.
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The place had some pretty lavish landscaping. That surely wasn’t cheap.
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The place was pretty much wide open. It said… “come on in and have a look around”. Who could say no?
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Tigger went first to ward off any stray cats or other wee-beasties. He gave me the all-clear sign so I entered too. The kitchen had seen better days.
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Looking at the place, I really think it is salvageable. Surprisingly, the floor tiles are mostly still fine. I have to assume they were submerged for a while. Yet, they’re fine.
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We find out the name of the ill fated community…
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Stairs to nowhere?
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We went back to the RV and headed out to explore the communities roads. A few were pretty sand covered but all were passable.
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Tigger says… “I just want a milkbone”
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3 comments:

  1. Interesting how some places (and people) bounce back from destruction while others just fold and move on.

    I wonder if the structural damage was too great to save those houses?

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  2. Tigger thinks he has to go to Ft.Ticonderoga right?

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  3. Tigger would love ft ticonderoga.

    Maria I think this particular house could have been easily saved but since it was the clubhouse (anchor) of an up and coming oceanside community... and... it got badly damaged in the hurricaine, buyers probably said... "Ummm, no thanks!" to the house by the ocean.

    I think that's why they just left it as it is.

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