I was there, ladies and gents, just four months before Katrina hit. We saw the Gulf Coast in all its glory. It was a beautiful lush, rich, and newly prosperous land. Two years after the disaster, it's still a wasteland. My fellow blogger Big Ass Belle tells the tale better than me in We Came, We Saw, We Cried, and We Left. Click on the link to see a sad but true video, and support When the Saints Go Marching In!