Anyone who's been to Galveston in, say, the last 90 some years knows Murdoch's. Built literally on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, it has endured many storms, but last fall Hurricane Ike was too much for this landmark. Now, there is good news! Murdoch's plans to rebuild in the same spot, but a bit higher up, though it was wind, not water that brought her down. The Murdoch's website has the official word on the rebuild and many wonderful photos of this quirky and charming gift shop/bar/historic site. If all goes well Murdoch's will reopen in 2010, just in time to celebrate her 100 year anniversary! This is news to make a mermaid smile!