Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Onward toward New Orleans, February 19-20

Back in 1998 I had worked Hurricane Georges from the time it hit the Gulf Coast in September and didn't return back to my home in Truckee until December.  My operation center was located in Mobile, Alabama and I worked the area from Mobile, Alabama to Long Beach, Mississippi.  I was curious to see how things had changed since 1998 and for this reason I talked Joel into taking Highway 90 through all of the little towns in between Mobile and Long Beach following the shore line.

 There were a lot of changes due to Katrina in 2005, but there also  had been a lot of changes since 1998 and Katrina.  I certainly don't remember all of the high rise casinos and condominium in Biloxi and Gautier and Pascagula had grown hugely.  Well, it's been almost 15 years so I guess change is inevitable.  Anyway, thanks Joel,for indulging me for this little trip down memory lane. I know going 35 MPH with stop lights every few miles or so was a little frustrating and made for tough driving. And, I think I spotted the apartments I lived in Long Beach across the street from the white sandy beaches I walked on during my time off. As a side note,  the gulf area near Pensacola Beach was much prettier, in my opinion, then the scenic drive from Biloxi  and westward.

We got off Highway 90 near Pass Christian due to the congestion of weekend Mardi Gras parades and caught I-10 the rest of the way to Saint Bernard State Park about 15 miles south of New Orleans...our destination for the next few days.  I could tell I was getting closer to New Orleans by all the low water lands. 

Stay tuned for more on New Orleans and the Mardi Gras

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