Hey Chickenboy, I too was at the end of that pier late one beautiful evening, sipping some Pinot Noir while the sun was setting and I began to think.... where do all these fish spend the night??? Then it came to me, in the river beds of course. Nice talking with you @ the Burke Center a couple of weeks ago.
Hey Thomas was over @ CMC talking to Glenn about some work, and got the full tour on your new ride, sweet. By the way you just barely beat me to the purchase of those lots in Hackberry. Good going!
Ah yes Robert Pike's Fat Boy's Bait & Tackle. Unfortunately/fortunately in the world we live things change. You don't miss something till it's gone and you don't have it any more. During the last 40 years of traveling from Livingston to Galveston I have developed a list of businesses that I stop @ and get something to eat, fuel, buy bait, bs & get the skinny on the fishing scene, ect.... Fat Boys' is one of my favorites! I have launched there many times and patronized their business, but now things have changed. It is the same similar scenario that Jim & Brad was facing after hurricane Ike. I'm sure Fat Boy's like Stingaree will emerge out of this better than ever, so lets' all continue to give them the greatest possible support, I pledge I will. I'll start by taking Thomas' advice and call Galveston County in the morning and let them know that they are losing a valuable concession, maybe a commissioner or two needs to know about this. After all, piers and boat launches are a proven economic value biased on the cost & upkeep vs other county, state, & federal facilities. I45 is a transportation & population corridor and deserves to have a fine place like Fat Boy's, it makes good economic sense.