British Columbia, Canada
Karen, and her family update:
As Noah would say, "I'm Doing a Happy Dance!"
After a gazillion attempts I finally got through to Karen and her family. They are on I-10 heading back to New Orleans with a full tank of gas, and cursing the traffic. The camp they were in was built about 100 years ago and still standing so they decided because of traffic congestion, to ride out Hurricane Rita there.
I said, "Wow that must sure have been some trip, wish I could have been there with you." She said, "Sharon, it's not really the kind of thing you want to do twice and even you would have needed a drink or two."
So...they are not sure if they have power or not, (they before this hurricane,) but they will need a generator until they get it back. She said, "Well, I just decided it was time to go home to face my next nervous breakdown."
They are safe, well, and still funny, so that is a "very good thing!" They are strong folks that is for sure.