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bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:09 PM

WE MADE IT SAFELY

Now in Destin, Florida. Took 10 hours to get here from New Orleans (usually a 3 1/2 hour drive). Windy but actually nice. Gustav is going to be really, really mean to my lovely city. Wish us all luck.

Guess what --- Hubby and I sitting outside at a Hooters (of all places) because they have wifi. Too funny.,

Beth

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:10 PM

Hurray that you made it safe!!

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.5 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:18 PM

so glad that you are safe now!



maddy1303
Maddy1303  (Level: 10.3 - Posts: 36)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:25 PM

glad to hear u are safe and away from the wrath of this horrible storm!

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:26 PM

Glad you're there safely.
Hooters you say - please post digital photos of your trip when you get home!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:27 PM

Thanks for letting us know Beth.

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 8:33 PM


Glad you made it safely to Destin. Thanks for letting us know you're okay.

Susan

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.2 - Posts: 5484)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:00 PM

Glad to know you made it there safely...Hooters huh? LOL
Vickie

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6048)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:03 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Beth! Glad you made there safe even if it did take awhile! I know you'll be glad when it's all over. Let us know how things are going!

Marilyn...

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 589)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:11 PM

Lol! Great news!

Thanks for telling us. NOW if we can safely get the others out of harm's way. Have you heard anything on patients in hospitals and residents of elderly care centers?

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.1 - Posts: 7560)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:17 PM

Best of luck to your family.
Hope Gustav spares the most heavily populated areas.
Stay safe- and keep looking for the wi-fi's.




toledosugar
Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:18 PM

Whew! So glad to hear from you. My husband's nephew and his wife live in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, depending on what courts their cases are being heard in (attorneys) but they are in Hawaii just now. You're the only other person I know that was in harms way and now you're safe too. Yea!

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:19 PM

Alright, I give in - what's a Hooters?

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:55 PM


An American restaurant chain famous for their spicy buffalo wings and scantily clad female staff.

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.5 - Posts: 5071)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 9:59 PM

Scantily clad BUXOM female wait staff.

Glad to hear you're mostly out of harms way, Bbear. Stay dry

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5314)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 10:12 PM

In church this morning the minister said one of the church members has relatives living in New Orleans and that they couldn't get gas to get out so they were having to stay and ride it out. Anyone else hear anything about no gas now for those wanting to leave?

So glad to hear from you and that you are OK, Bbear.Stay safe.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 158.5 - Posts: 667)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 11:04 PM

Glad you made it . BTW you may want to check out AM 690 in New Orleans available on line and they are going to broadcast as long as they can. All the best.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 11:08 PM

Excellent news! Thanks for keeping us posted.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 5:11 AM

Good news, Beth! Take care.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 11:17 AM

So far so good. Loose ships in the Industrial canal is a bad thing. Damned Coast Guard promised they were doing to secure everything. Two barges and a Naval ship loose. The water in the canal is already up to the top.

Hannah is going up the Atlantic coast; everyone up that way be careful.

The Mississippi is flowing backwards, weird.

The Gulf of Mexico here in Destin looks like the Pacific in California. Waves are amazing. And....they have closed the beaches. The surfers are miffed.

Thanks for all your support. We are currently at "Bad Ass Coffee Shop" From Hooters to asses; too funny.

Beth

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 11:40 AM

Prayers for all of you in the path of Gustav's wrath.

BBear, I am relieved that you'n'yours are safe!
atcha all.

~Bev





caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21597)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 12:15 PM

Stay safe and do ope your home does as well-Linda

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4184)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 2:31 PM

I'm glad to hear you're safe and sound, BBear, and I hope you'll be able to return home soon.

-- Geri

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.2 - Posts: 3300)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 5:55 PM

Stay safe. Hope all those you know are OK too.

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 910)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 5:58 PM

Take care. Gustav was only category 2 the last I heard? Good Luck!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6048)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 6:02 PM

Glad your safe, Beth, but know you are worried about back home!

Marilyn...


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