May 15, 2011
Today was a perfect day, freakishly beautiful weather. It gave me pause, thinking that maybe these doomsdayists are right and it is near the Rapture, because it ought to be already hot down here by now. Something must be up, you know? This beautiful weather just ain't right.
Anyway, I was all set to spend the rest of the day doing laundry when a friend called and asked me to join them in the quarter. It was just too nice to say no.
We took a trip out to the river to see how how it is. There were lots of folks out there, making it festive. It's not as high as it had been before they'd opened the spillways up river, but it was still pretty high.
This girl was waving to her mother on board the ship, off to the Caribbean and "the Equator" she said.
It was moving fast too, listing a bit too far to the left for my comfort, but what do I know. I think when the river's that high and it's moving that fast, it can easily get the better of a ship making that curve.
Last thing we need is a cruise ship full of Norwegians crashing into the levee and flooding the city, you know?