I’ve had a lot of fun telling you all the great things about New Orleans! I hope you can see now WHY people here are so passionate about rebuilding. As the Anniversary of Katrina draws near, and Hurricane Gustav is looming in the distance, I have started counting my blessings and have begun making preparations for the next “big one.” I wanted to share with you a song by Cowboy Mouth entitled, “The Avenue.” After Katrina, this song embodied the spirit of the people who are struggling to rebuild their homes, their lives….their CITY. The song refers to St. Charles Avenue, one of the most beautiful streets in New Orleans.
This line really hits home for me, “And the parades will ride again, I’ll see my family and my friends, because this WILL NOT be the end of The Avenue.”