Although I still want to go to New Orleans, and may even go during this time as a ‘volunteer’ to assist in the disaster relief efforts, I don’t think it is appropriate that I leave this entry on my list of places I want to visit right now.
I honestly don’t expect that New Orleans will ever be the same, and I suspect it will be several years before it is anywhere close to being ready for any type of real tourist influx again.
The clean-up efforts are going to be long, hard, and physically/emotionally devastating to all who are involved. We (my s.o. and I) have already donated large amounts of money to the Red Cross specifically for the Katrina / Gulf rescue efforts. I would like to encourage everyone to give whatever they can to this cause as well. You can donate directly on line at: Red Cross Donations
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost so much, and have such a long ‘journey’ still ahead of them!over 7 years ago