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Holiday history

rear view from deck of HolidayIn doing a little research on the ship we sailed on I discovered it was one of three ships contracted by FEMA after hurricane Katrina to provide housing for relief workers and victims of the storm.

Politicians from both parties criticized the deal due to the ships not being fully utilized, but with a little hind sight it seems like it was a quick decision in the face of a disaster that didn't quite work out as planned.

I like the idea of relief workers having a comfortable place to recharge after a long day or night of helping people as they try to put various pieces back together. Maybe the government should consider designing a ship with this purpose in mind?

This post is part of our Moundville and Cruise to Mexico honeymoon series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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