Go find some limes and tequila and make margaritas...
I've been trying to make time over the summer to head down south to Galveston & the beach. Want to see how the dogs take to all that sand & surf. Of course, with all that fur, I'll probably be sweeping up sand for weeks.
I'm actually interested to see some of the sites in Galveston that have popped up since Hurricane Ike tore through there two years ago. A lot of homes/property were destroyed down there and the island has slowly been rebuilding. Many of the homes have been repaired or rebuild from the ground up, but there is still signs of devastation across the island. The old Flagship Hotel that was built out over the ocean was badly damaged but I see that one company is ponying up some serious coin to rebuild it and plans to reopen next year.
In spite of all of the devastation, some people have found ways to make things better. One of the things the island lost that will take a long time to replace is all of the trees. Many were blown down or torn apart. Lots of dead or dying trees all over the island. When cleaning up afterwards, many creative people started having the remaining stumps carved into different & interesting figures. Now there are over 20 different sculptures carved out of stumps all over the island and they've become a big tourist draw. I've got it on my my list of things to see.