We did not choose the best way to return today, and were joined by lots of cars with Louisiana tags returning home, along with lots of utility trucks, all going south on I-55 with us. The good news is we got home safe and sound, and there didn't appear to be any obvious damage to our home in Alabama.
Our hearts went out to those we saw fleeing and returning who were from Louisiana.
A little side comment:
We saw our first Bear Crossing sign in Washington County, Alabama, just above Mobile County. It really surprised us.