Kian, i am originally born in New Jersey, and spent every summer until i was 10 on the Jersey Shore...Seaside Heights to be exact. That shore holds so many memories for me. I started crying when i saw the devastation on t.v. It's all gone. The "Shore" as i knew it...is gone....forever. Every summer, my mom and sister, aunt (my mom's sister) and 3 cousins would rent a beach house for the summer and spend our days on the beach and strolling the boardwalk. Our dads would come down on the weekends, when they weren't working. Those are some of my best memories. And now it's all gone.
They will rebuild, i'm sure, but it's going to take a long time....there is so much devastation throughout NY and NJ. You are right, hurricanes are NOT to be challenged....people have warning, but so many don't take the advice, and those people are stuck now in their flooded homes....and rescuers have to go in and get them...and that's not fair to the rescuers who have their own families and houses to worry about. STUPID. in one word...STUPID!!!!! I have been through A LOT of hurricanes. You asked is i was evacuated in Andrew...we were not....we were just outside the EVAC zone. I have to say, looking at the pictures and watching the news...i think this storm was worse than Andrew or Katrina!!!
HOWEVER, for every hurricane, we were always prepared. We were without power, water for a while, but we heeded warning and we were prepared. That's really all you can do. I don't ever wish anyone to go through a hurricane...it's very scary. The sound is like a freight train running through your house and you can hear walls creaking, trees breaking, electric transformers popping....it's like a movie, only it's real.
Um...sorry to go off so long on that tangent...but it hits very close to home and i have been feeling so tore up about it....
Kian, dinner was AMAZING!!! You better make it here to TN one day!!!! Out of 3 slabs of ribs, there was a tiny bit left after dinner...we ate em all up! There is nothing left of anything!!!
We are so sad to leave these friends, but, we just can't stay here for two people...and they love to go to Pigeon Forge, so, we know they will be visiting often
That lady at the church could NOT be a trainer. No trainer would ever suggest such a thing!!! What stupidity!!!! It's amazing the stupidity you encounter every day.