Got our asses back on the Trace last night.
It was beautiful and not as hot as we thought it would be. We did 12 miles in 90 minutes.
All in all, the Trace is healing from what Katrina did to it. There are some - not a lot - of downed trees. There's a bunch of trees that are now growing bent over, but growing nonetheless!! The one section that really blew us away was the little lilly pond.
It was a dried up mud hole!!! We're something like 30 inches short of rain this year and it's starting to take its toll on places. But nature prevails. Despite the mud hole, there was a group of pretty pink flowers at the back of "the pond".
Glad to report that "the honkeys" made it thru Katrina
It was a great ride and we got high off the endorphins!!! Hope to do it again tonite!
The National Guard will have 300 soldiers in New Orleans by weeks end, along with a number of Louisiana State Troopers. It's a sad but needed turn of events. People in the city - and all around this area - are weary.