Last week it rained for three days straight!
Abilene and I were almost tired of having teas and coffees!
Abba likes tea, I like coffee…
So there could not have been a better day to receive an invitation to a party…
in New Orleans!
But first we had to figure out the most mindful way to get there.
Houston to New Orleans round trip is 720 miles.
6 gallons of gas = 20 lbs of CO2
Houston to New Orleans driving = 120 lbs CO2
Using the footprint counter we figured that a round trip flight to New Orleans would= 386 lbs CO2
So we got in the car.
When we arrived, it seemed that there were butterflies everywhere we walked!
And some other amazing families too!
We found this sculpture in the Arboretum called “Travelers.”
It was good that we had been very careful about calculating our carbon footprint in getting there,
because St. Patricks Day in New Orleans was put on by China.
It was not very green of them.
This lucky leprechaun gave us a green coin and told us how to follow the rainbow
to get to the pot of gold! So we did!!
The Alliance for Affordable Energy is rebuilding New Orleans sustainably,
Sustain the Nine, Historic Green is focusing on the Lower Ninth.
I don’t know if you were aware, but they recently had the ocean come in.
It made a big mess!
Before we got to the pot of gold I found this cool rainbow hula hoop…
and I twirled it so fast
that it transported me to China!
Once I was there, I gave them their stuff back.
And I told them that we were just confused, we didn’t really need it.
“There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise
And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me
“The greatest thing
You’ll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
“Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez
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