NOTE: Four years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and changed my life forever. I spent the next few years writing and publishing countless articles about the devastation and recovery for the Baptist Press and for New Orleans Seminary. However, I have not published many of my own thoughts about the storm. I have told many other people’s Katrina stories, I just haven’t … Continue reading Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?
Day 8: June 1 We traveled 460+ miles on Day 7 (May 31) and we were planning to travel 608 miles from Mom’s house (17 miles from Calvin, Okla.) to the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans — home. We got up and going by 4:30 a.m. Our GPS gave a New Orleans arrival estimate of 2:56 p.m. But the car problems that developed Saturday … Continue reading What was that noise?
Day Seven: May 31 The road is always longer on the way home. You’ve seen all the sights and experienced all the fun things and now all you can think about is making it home. No bed is better than your own — that includes the wonderful beds in Wigwam Motel and Motel Safari. By the way – this is the eighth day since we … Continue reading The Long Road Home
Day Six: May 30 We had a great night’s sleep at the Wigwam Motel. After a few more pictures of the unique accommodations, we went to breakfast at Joe and Aggie’s Café in Holbrook. Another great place … more good food and more good conversation with the owner and employees. We even got to hear the town old timers talk about the area’s best gasoline … Continue reading On the Road Again
Day Five: May 29 Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a number of great stops during our second day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We would have loved another day at the Canyon. We decided to drive out to Holbrook and find a place to stay for the night. We had tried to reserve rooms at the Wigwam Motel several weeks before our … Continue reading Beautiful World Part III & The Right Place at the Right Time
Day Four: May 28 Grand Canyon Wow! The Grand Canyon is … well … Grand. Awe inspiring. It is so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. When you tip-toe up to the edge, you can’t help but feel your own smallness. The creation truly displays God’s majesty. What else can you say … I know the photos won’t do it justice.Today’s Tally0 … Continue reading Beautiful World Part II