OK, some pics:
First, we visited some friends in Houston who recently adopted a retired Ragdoll queen. She got sick or something, and had to be spayed, hence a new career as a lap cat.
Sunday morning, we went down to Galveston and looked around. We were supposed to have a hot rod meet at the Flagship Hotel the week after Hurricane Ike.
A monument to the terrible hurricane of 1900, also known as "Isaac's Storm."
We cruised on the Voyager of the Seas, seen here next to the Grandeur of the Seas in Cozumel:
This is the central promenade down the center of the ship. We are forward, looking aft. Our cabin window is the second one up from the Tardis...er, red phone booth.
When it was built, this ship was the largest cruise ship in the world. You may have seen a special about its building on The Learning Channel or some such. This is just one of the sets of elevators, 14 stories high.
Of course, we spent an important portion of our time at the trough:
This is what it looked like at the resort when we arrived there for snorkeling. Looked like a washout.
But 10 minutes later, the clouds parted, the rain stopped, and the sun came out. I am not in this photo!