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... boarded up all over the place, so we couldn’t even tell which houses were still lived in and which ones were vacant. Then, a few blocks later, it turned into the French Quarter, full of little shops, art galleries, and lots of people. We also noticed that there were a lot of homeless people. Lots of them had animals as well, asking for water and food. We often associate New Orleans with Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street, but sometimes we forget ...
OK, so here is the story of the first day of our trip.
Yesterday (Tuesday) we took "G/G" and the TOAD to Camping World to have the auxiliary brake installed. Yes I know it should have been done before, but no one ever accused us of doing things the easy way. Anyway, we drove out early yesterday, turned both vehicles in and was told they would be ready about 4 pm. So off we went back home. I had driven my car out while Bob towed the car so we could go back home.
This is the first stop in Texas. The picture is of a bunch of Latino kids in soccer practice adjacent to the train station. It is probably fitting for the new Texas that they say is turning brown and blue. Some characters on the train today. A woman who was loudly protesting that the stop at Lafayette, LA was not a "smoke stop". She was having a really hard time going more than ...
The rest of the month of November, I spent time outside of work trying to meet people, get acquainted with the area, and rebuild a life. A couple of co-workers hosted dinners at their houses, then went out to a honky tonk dancefloor after. I went the second time, and it was surprisingly ok. It was interesting to observe the dancers, some good, some not. I noticed one or two old couples, who had probably been going there for ...
Not much really to write about today. Had brunch & a quick look around the Museum of Louisiana, the exhibits on Hurricane Katrina & the Mardi Gras. We both wish we had a bit more time to explore this lively & characterful city, anyway onwards we must go. We hit the interstate highway again heading west, more loonng bridges & swampland. Road was a bit more congested today & not always in as good a condition, a lot of ...
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