Monday, September 8, 2008

non-Easter egg hunting -
grocery shopping in
New Orleans

Hi All, I returned this past weekend to New Orleans. No damage to my home. Electricity and water are back. However, towns south and west of New Orleans got slammed.

Ike is now heading to the Gulf of Mexico, so I might be running away from home again.

Let's see what happens.

PS - I had to go to two grocery stores looking for dairy products. The first one ran out.


John McDonald said...

welcome home isabel

kouji said...

glad to hear your home wasn't damaged. :)

nora said...

So good to hear you're well, Isabel. Best wishes for avoiding Ike.

Gwil W said...

Ike? Yikes?
Keep your lifebelt handy and your car full of gas!
By the way, do they have railways out of New Orleans or is it only roads?

Isabel said...

Thanks for all the good wishes.

Poet - There are Amtrak to go out of town. However, during evacuation times, the fare is free but you have to go where the train takes you. I think it was Memphis, TN for Gustav evacuation.

Those poor people who bought tickets for Chicago, New York, or California had to go to Memphis also. Once they got there, they had to make arrangements to get to their final destinations.

There are also free bus rides to somewhere, but you have to take only ONE bag and you don't decide where to go.

So, even though it's more expensive, I would rather drive. I took my winter and summer clothes and 10 books, just in case my home drowned and I had to find a job somewhere else, especially in a city where public transport is not available.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm glad all went well - we got a lot of rain from it. :)