This was the house we rented, pre-Ike. Over the dunes on the left was the ocean.
This is the house post-Ike. No dunes. No house.
This house we went to this time, was wonderful with a perfect, huge porch for the kids to play on. Very small, but we had such a great time there when Mags was just a baby. But it was on Gilchrist, on Bolivar, which was completely decimated, so I was not hopeful. I emailed her too. Her reply, "Sorry. Gone." Sigh.
One speck of good news. The house we used last year was in Freeport, which was badly hit, so I thought it was a goner. But they only lost their stairs! Praise God for sparing one.