New Orleans – The Huey P. Long & Destrehan Plantation

There is a lot of water in Louisiana that means you need a lot of bridging.  The 24-mile bridge from Mandeville to New Orleans was the longest; the Huey P. Long  was the most interesting.  It is the longest elevated train track in the U.S.  Very impressive.  We crossed “The Heuy” each time we drove from… Continue reading New Orleans – The Huey P. Long & Destrehan Plantation

New Orleans – Partial Review

We found New Orleans to be a fun tourist destination. State Parks were great, downtown was fun, and a plantation tour gave us a wonderful historic view of Napoleonic rule. We stayed (2) nights at the New Orleans KOA. The campground offers free shuttle service to downtown New Orleans. They held our mail, and several Amazon purchases… Continue reading New Orleans – Partial Review

Save it here, spend it there.

It went something like this, “Let’s go out for breakfast.” “OK, where?” “Here’s one, the Ugly Café.” “OK”. We discover the restaurant was closed. I should have taken a photo, it was very ugly. A very busy restaurant was only 2 blocks away, Lea's.  Lea Johnson had a good thing going at one point, but now… Continue reading Save it here, spend it there.

High Speed – at Low Speed

The open road, adventure, wonderment, it appeals to the romantic. No lawn mower, no mortgage, simply thousands upon thousands of miles of open road. My grandfather traveled around the world several times. Spain was his favorite. How did he do it, and keep his wits about him? Before we left MN our most wonderful Thursday… Continue reading High Speed – at Low Speed