It was my honor to run two tours for the folks from Midland, Michigan, who are down here doing recovery work. I think it’s their third time down? Not sure, but it’s at least that. These retired folks are quite amazing.
After working on projects all week, including our house on Friday, these folks threw about 300 old Christmas trees into a shoreline restoration project on one of their weekend days off. The other, some of them spent riding on my boat, seeing the sights, and learning a little more about how the Louisiana wetlands came to be disappearing so rapidly.
I’m sorry I didn’t have the foresight to have someone snap a group photo with my camera, but I will share some of the wildlife with you.
These are a few of the things they got to see on our excursion . . .
This beauty was perched near a small dam structure, where water was churning through with the falling tide. I’m sorry, but all these photos look very amateur because I was trying to keep the current from carrying us away, while trying to snap still shots–not an easy thing to do.
And this photo really does not do this osprey justice . . .
We also managed to see the illusive nutria . . . actually we saw four of them swimming. I’m not sure anyone was able to snap a recognizable photo–not me for sure. Too busy driving the boat.
These folks from Midland make a couple trips a year to different disaster-stricken areas to help people recover their homes.
What a blessing, one for which my family and I are very, very thankful. A little tour around the wetlands is the least I could do for them in exchange for all they are doing for us.
Thanks, Team Midland!