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Today was a relatively uneventful day; we are heading back toward New Orleans and picking up a couple of NPS sites en route. Our first stop was Big Thicket National Preserve. This is the general area where, a few years ago, a Cornell University team declared that they had discovered a living Ivory Billed Woodpecker. (If you don't know that story--it's a great one. Read all about it here.) This is a highly contentious claim, and ...
Oh great. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal just declared a state of emergency for this weekend for the hurricane headed to the coast. We better beat it outta here tomorrow, long pedal flat.
Nice drive in the back roads. We saw miles, and miles of sugar cane, and got to one spot where they were harvesting this stuff. Wow, big machines, lots of them, heavy-loaded trucks.
... a pet deer named backstrip. Yes, it was an actual deer and Blake as I pet it. Then as we were talking to these people the local county sheriff pulled up in his car ( which apparently he did every day). This sheriff was about 65 or 70 years old, had a six shooter revolver and also quite a big amount of chewing tobacco. Before leaving the sheriff told everyone that he would see them on Sunday at church (which everyone says to everyone in the south). Tomorrow we have a short ...
... no hot water! Surprise of the day, we only had to pay $7/night...for the life of us, we can't figure out how the office came up with that figure. Sherry, the good person that she is, tried explaining the math, but they insisted. $14. Ok. Thanks. We like Louisiana math but I don't think I should try using it at work! ;-) Early night tonight. Long road trip tomorrow, will be gone by daybreak. Next stop, Roswell, New Mexico! Will be on the lookout for aliens!!! Thanks for ...
... on Booker (she was being too quiet)...and there she was, holding every dollar of our accumulated cash in her little hands WITH THE WINDOWS WIDE OPEN! I very calmly (so as not to startle her) asked her if she thought it was a good idea to be playing with the money with the windows down. She innocently looked up at me and said, "I'm just looking at all of the presidents faces". That was pretty scary and priceless at the same ...
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