Hurricane Rita

Today’s picture looks better than yesterday. So now we sit and wait – wait to see how much wind and rain we’ll get. Funny though, how news/rumor of events happening south of here (i.e. the evacuation effort) have spread around today. In the halls, at McDonalds at lunchtime, on the radio, everywhere you turn you get a different version or an updated version. But leave it to the Cajuns to ignore the weather and party on:

In Lafayette, Cajun fest rages on
Inundated with hurricane victims, they celebrate survival
12:00 AM CDT on Monday, September 19, 2005
By GILLIAN FLACCUS / Associated Press
LAFAYETTE, La. – Their homes are bursting with guests. Their schools are overwhelmed. Traffic has been at a standstill for three weeks since thousands of New Orleans hurricane evacuees arrived in search of shelter.But Lafayette, the capital of Cajun country, still knows how to party.Throngs turned out during the weekend for the opening days of the Festivals Acadiens, billed as the largest Cajun festival in the world, in a show of just what joie de vivre means.