One of the exciting things about living this close to the London Avenue Canal north breach is the steady line of tourists.
A lot of folks who come to New Orleans nowadays take a guided tour of the flood-ravaged areas. They come in vans and full-sized tour buses, and their path often takes them past our government-issue Emergency Living Unit. I don’t sit outside all day counting, so I don’t know how many buses come by or how often. But on weekends I always manage to notice one or two passing by.
Today was especially exciting. Just a little while ago I heard the thunder of a hovering helicopter. It seemed to stay for quite a while so I went out to look. Actually, there were two of them! One was a Coast Guard rescue chopper. The other was red, too, but did not have any markings that I could make out.
Obviously there are some VIPs in town who needed to see the London Avenue Canal and the progress of work on the Interim Closure Structure at Lake Pontchartrain. They flew up and down the length of the outfall canal more than once and hovered long enough for me to fetch the camera and take some pics.
Such fun it is to live here!