Anatomy of an Evacuation – The Trip

EVACUATION DAY 1 CONTINUED

We left at 4:40 p.m. Saturday. We traveled on back roads in order to avoid crowded interstates, and we got bored.

For a while, we joined a little caravan . . .

and drove through little towns with weird names like “Gross Tete” that mean things like “big head”

while cows flew past . . .

and watched the sun set over someone else’s bayou . . . still beautiful, but just not home . . .

and we wondered where these emergency vehicles were going in such a hurry–about 8 of them . . .

like good evacuees, we pulled onto the shoulder of the highway . . .

No trip is complete without a wreck . . .

and cops

and one last “blink” town before reaching our “safe house”

To be continued . . .

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  1. Gustav is officially passing over my head now. Over 3 inches of rain on the flat black dirt of the prairie and still coming down. At least its a soaker and not a downpour.

    Saw on HTV 10 where they drove down the bayou to the trash bash pickup points. Everything looked pretty good considering. CwitdeR’s bulkhead never made the video though. Sounds like a long time for power to get back up with
    BR so tore up. Stay snug no use heading back to skeeters and no electric.

    Had a lot of running around to do today, but will try to catch up with HTV tomorrow. Thanks!

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