well, i have an interesting New Orleans story:
I'm getting married next week ("Married? I didn't even know you were dating anyone, Sandy." "I wasn't!")
It's a way long story but he is in New Orleans and I was able to locate him after the Hurricane. He first proposed 23 years ago, and then again 7 years ago...finally the stars are in the right position and when he asked this time...I am just grateful to have had another opportunity.
He's working in the Office of Emergency Preparedness (his house is under 15' of water and if he's very lucky the car he left in the Macy's parking garage hasn't been vandalized) and is getting a week of R&R starting next Monday. He's flying to miami with his daughter on Monday night and I am rushing around trying to put a family-style wedding together.
Third marriage for both of us and we are committed to making it last.
errr to bring it back on topic, I don't think he's done much outdoorsy stuff for a long time but said hiking and camping are ok and he has never tried kayaking but is willing to try.
it will be a commuter marriage - probably until i can retire in 3 years, after which i will relocate to wherever he is - most likely New Orleans if they want to keep him there (he's under contract until 01/07) (but we're keeping my house in Mexico where I plan to spend the hurricane season!)
sandy in miami
I live just north of New Orleans. I had roof damage, water damage in my house and too many trees down to count. I'm not able to live at home because of no power which means no water for me since I have a well. I consider myself lucky compared to friends in New Orleans who lost everything.....and I mean everything.
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