Monday GROUP Chal - 110801
I’m in the middle of creating the memory pages for my College friends that get together each year for a Reunion week and thought this page would make a unique ‘group’ for today’s challenge.
The journaling for this page is on the next one, so I’ll try to put a little background in here. Last June, we were down in Orange Beach, AL right at the time that oil from the BP oil spill started coming ashore on the Alabama coast. The trip had been planned for a year & our condo rental was free, so nothing was going to stop us from going! The first 2 days we were down there, there wasn’t too much coming in, but by the 3rd day, you couldn’t walk in the water or on the sand where the tide comes in without getting oil spots all over your feet. These photos show a ‘group’ trying to clean up the oil from the beach. In the background of one of them, you can see one of the boats laying oil booms in the water. Maybe they helped some, but there was still plenty getting through, although it could have been MUCH worse.
Another of our ‘unique’ reunion trips! We spent a week renting an historical beach mansion at Pass Christian, MS a month before Hurricane Katrina wiped it completely off the map. During a trip to DC two summers ago, we were headed to the Holocaust Museum when someone told us that a man had just shot a guard on the front steps. We had originally planned to be there much earlier and might have been right in the middle of it if we hadn’t dawdled over lunch (God taking care of us for sure). We’re beginning to think we might be becoming a jinx.