I am a photographer going to New Orleans from California to photograph post-Katrina homes/landscapes. The original plan (going) was to stop in Tucson, Austin & then NO but I would like to deviate from the itinerary on the return to get the most out of the trip. I would appreciate any suggestions about places to see along the way or locations that I should stop to photograph some of the aftermath of Katrina & Rita. I have already traveled extensively through AZ, so please post ideas for NM, TX and LA. Other scenic locations for images (old towns, buildings, architecture - cultural locations vs big technologically advanced cities) and anywhere warm w/ water (mineral baths, natural pools) to swim in for a break. Thank you in advance.