CAUTION: This Vehicle Makes Frequent Stops
Trip Start Jun 24, 2010
12Trip End Jul 12, 2010
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Anyway. We were on the road by 8:00 and were pulling into a Winn-Dixie grocery store by 8:04. Keith is on a mission to find some rare and exotic sausages that are exclusive to this area (I think that thinking of exotic sausages at 8:00 in the morning speaks volumes about my traveling companion). No luck. I did see a tray of deviled eggs - one dozen for $19.99. That's 6 eggs, right? Keith thought it must be a mistake. I agreed - not even in an exteme deviled egg emergency could I see twenty bucks
We were doing a great job following our highway through the outskirts of New Orleans. 90 East all the way. Except, after a turn of a sort we hadn't intended, we ended up heading north. We used this opportunity to cross Lake Poncetrain on the world's longest bridge (26 miles), but first we stopped for a Sunday paper and a fig newton. The lake was beautiful, the fig newton tasty.[
We drove through the rest of Louisiana and a bit of Mississippi. Some beautiful country that still shows some scars from Katrina. The gulf on our right, grand homes to our left - peppered with broken pilings and empty foundations. It's still very obvious the area was whacked hard. We stopped for lunch at a place called Shaggy's Harborside Bar and Grill in Pass Christian and walked around the marina for a while before we headed out. We stopped a few minutes later at a convenience store called 'Keith's' because how could we not?
Just outside of Mobile a great flamin-goes photo opportunity presented itslelf so I swung the car around and we stopped to take the pictures.
Not long after, we stopped at a Sonic for a drink (I have a new favorite - diet cranberry limeade with extra cranberry and easy ice). We make lots of stops at lots of Sonics; I mention this one here because of the kid who answered the call button. After I ordered he said, 'That will be $1.19, darlin'.' Darlin'! Then, he skated out to the car with the drink and after I paid he said, 'Have a blessed day.' I was struck by this because my old, judgemental self did not expect such a sweet interaction from a pierced, tatooed, somewhat greasy looking adolescent working in Sonic in the deepest deep south. That's my lesson.