What a difference a day makes. A 30 degree increase in the temperature, and a bit of sunshine, and things don’t look quite as grim these days. To recap.
When we pulled into our campsite at Fontainebleu SP, I was whining about our picnic table being too close to a ditch. Like this….. Turns out that wasn’t our table, so that was the start of us turning over a new leaf. On Saturday, the weather warmed up so we headed into New Orleans, via the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway, about a 45 minute trip. Our original idea was to cycle around town, but it’s not a very bike-friendly looking town, so we deciding to hoof it. Our first destination was Joey K’s, recommended by my foodie-friend Maribeth.Good, but not great food, but we had a fabulous 2.5 mile walk over there, through some very interesting neighborhoods. New Orleans is colorful and beautiful. Temps in the 60s boosted our morale.
After lunch, we headed to Lafayette #1 cemetery to wander around. It’s hard to imagine how trees old cemeteries can keep going when they appear to be crumbling away. It’s a great history lesson. We later visited St. Louis #1 cemetery.
Past a bar with a funky Zydeco band.
Day 2 in new Orleans began at the World War II Museum. The film and other interactive exhibits are very intense. We wandered around for a few hours, but we’re “warred-out” after a bit and avoids to get back outside in the warm air.
Our best encounter of the day was with two homeless gentlemen hanging around the riverfront area. As we passed by, one looked me in the eye and declared “Ma’am, we’re just $.47 away from our next alcoholic beverage!” Who could resist a pitch like that? I dug in my pocket, and all I could come up with was a quarter and two dimes, which I named over. We all laughed, and we continued on.
And lastly, we passed an interactive art project which caught our attention.
We’re hanging out this morning again at the RV service dealership, trying to get our brakes fixed again. We are probably not going to make our planned destination of Sea Rim SP in TX tight, but that may be for the best. It’s going down into the teens here tonight, so we will probably want to be somewhere enter we can plug in. So, Sam Houston Jones is our new target. Yikes! John just got back from talking to the service guy….. they’ve got the brakes all apart. New a bunch of new parts – $750!!! Ow, ow, ow! but I guess there’s no choice here. Gulp.