Blast from the Past
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Second: Today’s post is another blast from the past- a picture of me (Emerald) and Ruby from FIVE years ago! This one was taken in Hot Springs, AR, at the Gulpha Gorge campgrounds. The Gulpha Gorge is a beautiful place, and if any of you ever wanna go camping in Arkansas, I highly recommend it. But we were LIVING there. Why? Because we were refugees from Hurricane Katrina! For about a month, me, Ruby, her husband, and another guy who I hardly knew at the time lived together in a two-man tent. Although it was a traumatic experience to be displaced from our home so suddenly and to realize we weren’t going to get to go back anytime soon, we made the best out of the situation and mostly I remember that it was fun. We cooked on the grill, we had a cocktail party (because we evacuated with high heels and cocktail dresses) and invited the other campers, we showered at the Red Cross, and in the evenings we’d sit around looking at the stars and planning our suddenly wide-open future. Everyone in Hot Springs was so nice to us! Sometimes we’d come back to our tent after being out and find that people had anonymously left us blankets and clothing, and one time, even a box of fried chicken!
Here we are outside our tent (a.k.a. The Visqueen Castle because of the clever rain fly Ruby’s husband made from landscaping materials), at our concrete picnic table. Odds are that we are listening to our favorite Burt Bacharach CD. Ruby made me that flower crown.