Monthly Archives: September 2015

Old River Control: man v. nature 

This is a difficult story to tell without Pshop to create diagrams, but there are many websites not created on an iPhone that describe the place and events in more detail. The Wikipedia entry is a good place to start, … Continue reading

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COTTON! (and more)

We’ve had such a good day in and around Natchez and Vidalia. We came for Frogmore Plantation and cotton, but we also saw rice, an armadillo not in a zoo (ok, it was dead on the roadside, but still not … Continue reading

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Highway 61

Straight out of the New Orleans airport car rental onto Highway 61, on to I10 through Baton Rouge(!), then back to Hwy 61. Famous names, all of them.    Our weather luck ran out last night when the rain started. … Continue reading

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New Orleans Day Three

This and the previous post are late because the wifi was flaky/nonexistent yesterday. Already? So soon? But we’ve only just arrived… Last night we booked a spur-of-the-moment Save Our Cemeteries Tour of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous St Louis … Continue reading

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New Orleans Day Two con’t. Wow!

We met Dr Gumbo at SoBou for what proved to be three truly delightful hours learning about the history of Louisiana, New Orleans, and the cuisine of the area – and eating samples, of course. Grilled shrimp, beignets, po’ boy, … Continue reading

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New Orleans Day Two!

This began in the same way, but the piece of paper said the water advisory had been lifted. Huzzah! It progressed to beignets and coffee, which this time arrived with glasses of water. We spent the morning riding the St … Continue reading

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New Orleans Day One, con’t

I forgot to mention the street drains: they’re huge, double wide and gaping open. If I wasn’t aware that NO could have heavy rain, these would have suggested it.      And I forgot to mention the termite traps! I’d … Continue reading

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