I took my kids on a 7-day roadtrip down to the Gulf to see the oil spill up close. It was a fascinating, education and sad trip. The image that will stay with us is this one of a oiled-up pelican trying to fly. We saw it at Grand Isle State Park just as we were leaving. Workers approached the bird with a net, but it had the strength to evade the net, beat its heavy wings, and fly back to the oily water.
I will have more blog entries on this trip in coming days/weeks.