Monday, September 25, 2006
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During our weekend wandering, we took Highway 90 from Slidell, through Pearlington and into Waveland. Poor, sweet Waveland was leveled by the storm.
We hadn't been there since July of 2005 when we took a day trip to check out the beaches and souvenier shops (no gamblers here).
We saw progress in work on the main road, but heading toward the beaches showed us a different story
The first thing that caught my eye was the trees. The were all leaning away from the gulf and dead. All of the pine trees, that is. The oak trees - although they don't look lush - have survived.
Houses that once sat facing the gulf were now just slabs and stairs.
One impressive survivor is some of St. Stanislaus College on Bay St. Louis.
Even though their elevated sidewalk no longer connects one building with another