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Escaping Hurricane Katrina: We’re in Atlanta

We are safe and out of Mobile, Alabama, and away from Hurricane Katrina. We left early Sunday morning and are now in Atlanta, Georgia. Right now, we have a WIFI connection but we’re not sure how long it will last. Friends of ours and their families have evacuated from New Orleans and along the Gulf […]

Hurricane Katrina – Knocking on Our Door

There is a lot I could say about the tension and stress we are under, debating to stay or evacuate from Mobile and Hurricane Katrina. And then I saw this from weather.com. They say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, this one is worth a single decision.

New Evacuation Map for Mobile, Alabama – Almost

As we are preparing to evacuate Mobile, Alabama, we’re packing up and constantly pausing to check the news and we found an an article discussing a new Mobile County Emergency Management Agency evacuation map. It’s announcement came Friday, just before the National Hurricane Center announced the predicted path of Hurricane Katrina towards Mobile and the […]

Looks Like We’re in the Path of Hurricane Katrina

While we will be watching closely, I spent long hours last night packing up the inside of the trailer and this morning we’re attacking the outside, replacing the hot water heater that is leaking and packing up to head out. Where? Where else? Away from the hurricane. Hurricane Katrina is now pretty much confirmed to […]

Hurricane Katrina Approaches

Yes, another hurricane is on its way. And wow, it’s almost the end of August and we are already into the “k” for hurricane names. Hurricane Katrina. That’s a lot of hurricane names used up this year. Brent said, in that authoritative way he has, that they just keep going with the names at the […]

Returning After Hurricane Dennis

We arrived very late last night back in Mobile, Alabama. We drove all day from Tunica, Mississippi, just south of Memphis, Tennessee, to get back. We worked into the early hours of the morning to set up the trailer in the dark and get the basics running again. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, […]

Watching Hurricane Dennis from Tunica, Mississippi

July 10, 2005, 1300 CST, Tunica, Mississippi The only reason we have a television is to watch the very occassional decent science fiction show and watch the weather channel. And now, we are glued to the television watching the weather channel. Mobile, Alabama, two days behind us, is now being battered with 2-5 inches of […]

Day Two of Running from Hurricane Dennis

Tunica, Mississippi While driving along Highway 10 heading east, and then up Highway 55 towards Memphis for the past two days, Hurricane Dennis dropped to a category 2 hurricane and then back up to a category 4 and is on track for the Gulf Coast, aimed right between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. It is […]

Evacuating from Hurricane Dennis – On the Run

We are now sitting in one of the RV campgrounds that we totally loath, but it serves a purpose for us, several fold, and so we shall stay until the hurricane passes Mobile, Alabama, and then we’ll take two days to return back to our little country-home style campground, surrounded by trees, green grass, birds, […]

Evacuating Mobile, Alabama

This is a fast note to all that we are leaving Mobile, Alabama, NOW. We’re almost packed up and I’ll be offline until we find another WIFI note. Posts will still be released on this site automatically (YEAH WordPress), but Brent and I will not be able to get email and such for at least […]

Making a Decision About Hurricane Dennis

If you have been following our life over the past…well, at least the past 10 years that we’ve lived on the road, you will know that where trouble is, we tend to already be planted in the middle of it. We arrive in Israel in time for the millenium and the start of the Intifada. […]