My son and his wife left Alvin to come to Beaumont to escape from Hurricane Rita at 8:00 p.m. tonight thinking they would miss most of the Galveston traffic trying to evacuate. I just spoke to him (3:00 a.m.) and they haven't even made it to Baytown which is thirty minutes from their house. When they do finally make it to Baytown, it's another hour drive to get here to Beaumont.
The latest on the storm says it has taken the northerly turn earlier then expected and Galveston is now the target. So, tomorrow, we might be evacuating from Beaumont with the rest of the family which will be bad since we've already been up all night.
So, if you don't hear from me until Sunday, don't be shocked. We'll probably be with relatives in Lafayette.
(By the way, since I started blogging in October of last year, I haven't missed a single day of posting something even if it was just a cartoon. I sure hate to break my streak. Stupid storm.)