One Man's Eyes

I'm an early 30's engineer with delusions of adequacy. From here, I'll share my perspective, usually through words, sometimes through pictures, of the view of the world from one man's eyes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Running from Rita

Like many from the Houston area, news images of a Category 5 hurricane apparently barreling down upon us and planning to pass within 50 miles of my house sent me running. Unfortunately, "many" turned out to be 2.7 million of us all trying to leave over the same 24 hour window. I left home at 4am on Thursday and spent 15 hours alternating between 70mph freedom and 1/2mph hell to join my family in San Antonio.
Thankfully, I was able to conserve air conditioning and idling enough to make it without having to refuel. The lines at all the stations that I passed were crazy and would have meant at least another 2 hours more to my journey.
Along with many of our irreplaceable belongings, I was carrying my camera. I managed to get a few pictures of both the stop and the go that I faced along the way.

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Rich Prick said...

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10:38 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Apparently I should have gone to San Antonio. I never saw any let up to the traffic to Conroe (where I eventually gave up). Unfortunatley my batteries were dead in the camera so I didn't get any shots. Some of them would have been great...especially stuck in traffic at 3:30am

12:15 PM  

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