Smiling (and teething) and swimming through the storm

Apparently, running up and down the boardwalk at the beach wasn't enough to quell Jetty's energy, so between squalls, he went out to swim.

Hurricane Jetty leaves a swath of destruction in the pool.

During Hurricane Gustav

We only had Tropical Storm conditions, but the outer bands are still awesome to see. We've had almost continuous tornado warnings, but we ran over to the beach earlier this morning to take some pictures. The waves were pretty big, though you can't really tell from the photos. "Good" surfing waves around here are usually around 4-6 feet...but today they were at least 12 feet or more.

Before Hurricane Gustav...August 31, 2008

Lena Ella...L.E....Ellie

Baby foot.

You took a picture of my foot? While I was sleeping?

I'm not sure I approve.

Lovin' her new blanket.

Between storms...

We headed out for breakfast on the harbor.

Pretty view.

This seagull decided to join us. I finally threw him part of a biscuit and he was a happy camper. Of course about twenty other seagulls then vied for a spot near us.


Or piranas? Our waitress gave Troy a couple biscuits off someone else's plate to toss into the water.

After Fay...

Nope...not much change! We did get outer bands two days later...AFTER we thought it was past us.