Saturday, September 13, 2008

Travel Whoops

We were traveling yesterday and I remember my blog at around 10:30 - just as I was drifting off to sleep. Ah well.

Gas spiked the morning of our departure, and I had heard it was limited to only southern Illinois, but has been higher in Indiana and Kentucky as well (though certainly not as high).

We caught the coverage of Hurricane Ike the night before last and were simply stunned by its size and the coverage it was receiving. Although it seemed from CNN's coverage the National Weather Service may have used a little too much exaggeration in stating "certain death," it also seems like it was necessary to evacuate everyone and to secure the area as much as possible. Waves 20 feet high are not something to mess with.

Of course, many Texans decided to stay, despite the warnings, and the total toll in terms of human and financial damage is yet to be known. I certainly hope people remained safe and that this storm does not further weaken our already troubled economy.

I know I've written about it before, but Andy and I both worry we are in for some dark times ahead... days of struggle and difficulty that may shake our nation's philosophies and require a new definition from a social and cultural perspective. If we do face such a rebirth, let's hope we emerge from the ashes stronger, wiser, and renewed in a way that will help generations beyond us prosper and evolve.

1 comment:

plaidshoes said...

I have that fear, too. I worry, that in the name of progress, we are just making the world a much worse place. I sometimes think people have misplaced what is really important. I also hope we emerge much wiser.