Hurricanes….man, talk about a force of nature! When we lived in Austin we LOVED the storms. By the time the hurricanes hit Austin they were normally downgraded to “tropical storms” – but man were they still powerful. As you drove around town after the storms it was amazing what would get uprooted (trees, roofs, etc.). As Hurricane IKE bears down on the Texas gulf – we wish our friends in Austin the best of luck. IKE looks more powerful than anything we experienced while living in Austin – so stay inside and stay safe!