Bob and I have just had the most wonderful Saturday around N'Awlin's today. We arose well before dawn to listen to the live stream of the election results and of John Howard conceding defeat. It was a good start to the day.
We then drove 45 miles or so across the most amazing, slightly hurricane damaged bridge which spanned about 4 miles (7 kms). The freeway then took us more or less directly to the NASA Space Station where a 5km, half and
full marathon were to take place. The damaged and derelict houses en route to the run remain a testament to the damage of Katrina; although there is a fair amount of rebuilding going on, the skeletons of huge shopping centres still haunted the roadside, dangling big M's, piles of rubble and oceans of carparks sprouting more lawn than the MCG looking like a war zone.
The Gulf Coast Runners (The Gulf of Mexico, along lower Mississippi and Alabama) ran this annual event.