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Travel Blogs from Slidell
In the race to beat Tropical Storm Debbie to the New Orleans area, we were the victors. Well, she didn't even follow our path; in fact, she got a little lost and ended up somewhere else, but not where we were. Thankfully, we completed our journey with good weather. The only delays were of the infantile kind, with the need to feed and change our little B-Man.
We arrived at Mimma's and Pere's in the mid-afternoon, and it was a blissful reunion, as ...
... is only just about enough time but, as we had caught about the last tour bus out, we got the last bus back to the rest area. All in all a very serendipitous stop for a rest.
Continuing on towards Mobile, no longer in a hurry, trying to get to the garage in time for the new tires to be put on as no way would we get there before dark now. We actually pulled onto the forecourt of Charter Tire Co at about 8:30 pm and unhooked Scoobie so ...
... on now. Oh, and I got a pink visor. Then, we ate at a place called "White Caps", in neighboring Gulf Port, recommended by one of the young people at the souvenir store..
UPDATE on I-10 closing in New Orleans. There was a freeway closure for construction that was supposed to open at six am. We were there at nine, and obviously, it was still closed. They were also supposed to only close all but one lane, but closed all ...
... of Creole women during the 19th century. It was a really interesting tour with lots of stories taken from the memoirs of the final lady in the family who owned it before selling it. After lunch we visited an interesting maritime museum nearby.
All too quickly our time in Louisiana was coming to an end. It has been great to see a new part of the US and learn more about the Creole way of life, but most of all it was lovely to see my cousins.
... we will have to delay our departure in the morning to 8:30 in order to return the car. They graciously agreed to return it for us, but we did not want to impose...again, I really enjoyed getting to know them better. Tomorrow we will head off to Houma and in the process cross two locks in the Mississippi River. I've never done a lock before and it should be quite a learning experience...not to mention adventure. ...
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