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Balinese Room, Galveston, TX (restaurant)
Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 624
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-04-09 09:05 am   Permalink

What's really maddening is that the Balinese survived quite a few hurricanes much more powerful that Ike. But they were fast-moving. Ike just sat there, pounding Galveston for hours and hours. They'd just completed a significant restoration less than a decade before. We drove by the place every time in Galveston, but never stopped despite intentions to do so.

Thanks for the link above. Great stuff!
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2018-04-09 4:55 pm   Permalink

Yes, Ike was certainly a force to be reckoned with. After making landfall, it eventually cut a path through northern Arkansas. Although it was no longer a hurricane, it caused immense damage. Personally, we lost seven old oak trees including one that crashed into our kitchen.

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Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2018-06-01 10:28 am   Permalink

My grandfather was one of the members spoken of in the original post who used to go gambling at the Balinese. He used to tell stories of the enforcement raids. We used to drive by the Balinese all the time and when I watched the news the morning after Ike and saw the storm had done I was devastated. The Balinese, The Flagship Hotel and SeaArama Marineworld were all icons of my childhood and all are gone now. Two wrecked from the storm and one destroyed by time and neglect.

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