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Achenblog: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Eye of the Hurricane

Jay Gray of NBC prepares for a standup on Seawall Boulevard as the eye of Ike passes over Galveston. A storm buff enjoying the eye. Note the palm trees at rest....

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 13, 2008; 5:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (383)
 
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The Galveston Seawall

[Photos by J.A.]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 12, 2008; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Call Me the Breeze

Just flew into Houston. A lovely city, especially in a hurricane. I'm staying in a very nice place, though it has a name that doesn't sound quite sturdy enough (It's something like "The Straw House Country Lean-To and Suites.")...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 12, 2008; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
 
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Lipstick Unabridged

[Back home now. Where are the mountains? And the buffalo? This will take some getting used to.] [If you see my cat Phoebe wearing antlers, you'll understand why.] The Post editorial page condemns McCain for the "lipstick" flap, and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 11, 2008; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (206)
 
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Hills Not Alive With Sound of Music

Julie Andrews is such a liar. No music out there at all. Of course if there were music I couldn't hear it, since I'm stuck in the terminal at Jackson Hole airport, waiting out a flight delay, trying to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 10, 2008; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
 
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Fuzzy, Terrifying Animals

So many of the animals here are fuzzy. I need a tripod. Also I should take fewer pictures out the window of the car, or at night, or when chasing after a bear, excitedly. Here are some of my...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 9, 2008; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (273)
 
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Veeps Run Amok

My story today in the Style section. Meanwhile, large mountains spotted Out West:...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 8, 2008; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (222)
 
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Where the Buffalo Roam

This bison refused to abide by the signs saying Slower Traffic Use Turnouts. He was coming right at me in my lane when I swerved to miss him. I'd put his weight at about 2,000 pounds, roughly the same...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 7, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
 
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