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... east back to Alexandria. Because it was hot it probably was not the right choice - but another lesson learned.
Pulled into the Best Western Alexandria - had a very welcome shower and researched places to eat. Ate and drank at Spirits and had a great conversation with the barman John and the gentleman sitting next to me who was also John.
Left the bike at Spirits - 30 min walk back in the morning to pick it up.
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... day, I ran some laps around the boat ramp parking lot and then puttered down a Louisiana highway making my way to Natchez Mississippi. I got a little excited when I saw a sign for "Gin Tours", but thought it a bit too early being only 7:30am. I mentioned this to Mom since she was on the phone with me at the moment. Of course she laughed and pointed out that the sign was referring to a cotton gin. Well...one can only ...
... then decided to abandon that stopover. We headed out about 4:35 pm after discovering that Elizabeth was in need of a new rear tire. 40 km into the ride, the sky lit up with bolt and sheet lightening and we headed for the first gas station in Fenton, Louisiana which provided shelter during the subsequent downpour. The building shook with the thunder for 15-30 minutes. We were finally able to get back on the road by 6:03 ...
... br> We had some unfinished business with New Orleans so after picking up the car we drove to the oldest cemetery to have a look around. It was sooooo hot though that we didn't last long before seeking the sanctuary of our cars Air Con. We were literally beading with sweat within a minute of leaving the car. How do people live here?? More to the point how do people work here? We saw some builders labouring away in the sun, insane.
One week from today I will walk out of the office, start running around like crazy because I just remembered things I still need to get done and then start packing. Saturday I'll check and recheck my list of things I want to make sure I take....camera, phone charger, tablet, plenty of underwear, sunscreen, sunglasses.....then feel horrible because it will be time to drop Cartman off for boarding. Then it will be early ...