Wednesday, September 14, 2011

K is for

ABC Your Home State


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Welcome to “ABC of Your State” ~ This challenge is based on friends and bloggers asking about Louisiana, as well as my interest in travel and learning about other places. Please feel welcome to join in.



K is for

~Katrina. I wish I could tell you that New Orleans is fully recovered, but that isn't the case. You can see the damage spread through out New Orleans, Chalmette and even here and there in Metairie.

There are "Katrina tours" but I've never been on one and don't need to. I have the memories. I even have the magnet "My refrigerator survived Katrina" (which is a major accomplishment, believe me)...

I can't say that I can recommend the tours, there's too much burned into my mind about that hurricane. It brought out the best of the best and the worst of the worst. Mother Nature is everywhere. Nobody on earth can escape her...

On my Picasa site, I have pictures that I took soon after Katrina, to see them, click here.

11 comments:

M.A. Leslie said...

Katrina is a sad one to remember, but it will always be remembered.

Head Ant said...

They still have the tours going on? That's just wrong.

I took pictures of my room when we went to clean it out. (Ceiling fell in) But I've been through a few phones since then.

Mark Himes said...

Those photos, just pure devastation.
m.

Tara R. said...

I was in NOLA last year for the 5th anniversary of Katrina and was both surprised by the way the city has come back and how much damage was still evident in the 9th Ward.

Cheryl said...

You pictures really capture the destruction that weather related events can cause. Very sad to see that type of devestation. (still your photos are very interesting)

Interesting about the controversy that the Christmas display caused.

Head Ant said...

I loved that Christmas display! I think they carried it over for a couple of years. I "may" have a picture of it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Katrina tours - seems kind of cras.

Optimistic Mom said...

The photos gave me chills. It is interesting that they have tours, do many people take them?
Thanks for sharing.

Arlee Bird said...

A Katrina tour sounds kind of weird to me, but I guess people are curious about significant events like that and want to somehow experience them in some way.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

"Katrina Tours"??? I don't know why, but that's not sitting right with me this morning...

I will say though I had to giggle at your magnet. My best friend's mother was born and raised in NO and her sister still lived there. They lived in the section that received very little damage. The only thing they had to replace... their REFRIGERATOR!!! They evacuated up north and were gone so long with no power it wasn't salvageable!

Patty said...

Katrina tours? I don't think I'd go on one of those.
My husband went with our church just a few weeks after Katrina hit as part of a rescue and restore team. He told us of the devastation and the despair. So sad. He brought back pictures. I don't think I'd like to see that again. I wish that you all would be fully recovered, but alas, it would take quite some time.
Maybe some day I'll visit your beautiful state.