A tugboat, the St. John, races up the Mississippi River. In this visit to New Orleans, I was impressed with the way the city has recovered three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. We took the Chalmette ferry over to Saint Bernard Parrish which was one of the most devastated portions of New Orleans.
Two years ago we made this same trip and the community was still pretty much boarded up and there was still a lot of debris around. Today the debris is gone and the homes are rebuilt and occupied. It was great to see.