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The latest update as of September 23, 2014

Ready to live it up in the "Big Easy"

Another long day on the road yesterday; and it certainly wasn't helped by a very late start, as in just past noon when I left the Brick Street BBQ. A stop there for "road supplies" (a full rack of St. Louis-style ribs, barbecue sauce, and a pound of coleslaw) was mandatory. Also on the "must-do" list was to process and upload at least a few photos from the winners circle ceremonies at the Texas FallNationals on Sunday afternoon.

Factoring in the late start, in retrospect it would have made more sense to bypass my detour through Shreveport, and gone south right away to leave more time to hit the Gulf Coast on the way into New Orleans. By the time I left Opelousas (you can look it up on Mapquest), it was nearly sunset and a two-hour drive through the bayous in the dark wasn't really at the top of the day's agenda. So I just hit good old Interstate 10, set the cruise at 80 mph, and blew into New Orleans just before 9:00. Warm and humid, as in 80% and 80 degrees at that time of night. Good thing it isn't summer any longer.

A few pics from yesterday are on the More Xcellent Adventures page.