Sunday, August 8, 2010
New Orleans to Baton Rouge
On the return back to Westwego we drove through parts of the city that is still struggling to get back to the way things were. My smile accumulated from the days activities was nothing but an open mouth frown. I felt so little; too helpless. I could only hope that someone any one from their community was traveling this great country of ours to confess their passion for their home, their city, their place of existence. Five years later these loving people still need our prayers.
I am presently resting staying with friends of friends getting prepared to visit the State Capitol of Louisiana here in Baton Rouge. I arrived earlier to a bowl of gumbo, shower and a place to rest my head. Andy and Meg have opened their hearts and home to a complete stranger the same way Letty in New Orleans (actually Westwego) did.
Beth; thank you so much for opening your circle of friends to me.
I will be going to the State Capitol of Mississippi (Jackson) following Baton Rouge and then off to Memphis. I hope to see my friend Steve Webb in Jackson and Garen and family in Memphis for some BBQ. Until then my friends don't take life for granted.
P.S. Louisiana is being sponsored by Riptides located on Blind Pass Rd on St. Pete Beach