These are places we love -- places we've passed through every year in the summer since the late eighties: New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile, etc. Pensacola Beach has been an annual vacation spot for us, at least until this year when it's still recovering from Hurricane Ivan. Who knows how much devastation will be revealed in these areas throughout this day? Dee, who comments regularly on this blog, is writing about the impact of the hurricane. Dee, please keep us informed "from the inside." If you know of legitimate relief efforts (in addition, of course, to the Red Cross), would you please post a website in the comments section?