Sunday, September 7, 2008

Galveston, Gustav and Guests

Labor Day was an interesting weekend for the Assunto family. Ryan and I headed to Galveston on Friday and spent the day at the beach on Saturday with Bella. It was about as gorgeous a day as it gets on the Texas coast.

When we heard the forecasts worsen for hurricane Gustav, we decided that instead of staying until Sunday night, which was our plan, we better get in the car and head back. We didn't want to get caught in hours of traffic heading back to Austin if the island was evacuated. So, we left, stopped in Houston to hang out with the Lynches, and got back home at about 1am.

Ryan's parents, brother and his wife left Beaumont because of mandatory evacuations at about 11:30pm and arrived at our house at 5am. Over the course of the rest of the weekend we had 12 people and 4 dogs in and out of our house. Basically, we ran a refugee camp. It was a fun time to catch up with family! We just wish it didn't have to be under such stressful circumstances for them!