New Orleans or Bust
Taylor and I are headed out to New Orleans, LA for a mini-vacation. This is the closest to home than I’ve gone in a very long time so I’m excited for the trip. From first grade on, I grew up in Lafayette and then lived in Baton Rouge for a while. I visited New Orleans often as a young adult and am excited to see how they’ve managed to recover since hurricane Katrina flooded the area.
We planned this out a couple of months ago, way before the thunderstorms hovered over the Deep South, dumping inches of rain. Baton Rouge is basically under water right now. I did the responsible thing and called the hotel to find out if there is any flooding in New Orleans before heading out. I got the all-clear and decided that the trip is still on. I don’t expect it to be the same as originally planned. There probably will be fewer people and less music but we’ve been talking about this trip for at least 4 years and are determined to see it through.
I can’t go on this trip without pondering the nearby devastation. I’ll keep my fellow Louisianans in my prayers but, I will also attempt to enjoy our time away. Please pray for everyone affected by the storms. Many homes have been flooded, lives lost and families are suffering.