By 10:30 a.m. Saturday, we headed east on I-10 to New Orleans. One of the main things we noticed traveling through the southeast part of Texas and into Louisiana was how green everything is.
I wanted to stop at the Louisiana Visitor Center at the rest area (just after we crossed the bridge into Louisiana) to pick up a Louisiana map and info on New Orleans. The rest area had a pretty swamp behind it with a nature trail where we stretched our legs.
|We're not in Texas anymore.|
|Swamp at rest area|
|I think we'll pass on swimming.|
|Bob and I|
|Nature trail behind Visitor's Center.|
|Bob on nature trail boardwalk|
|Cypress trees in swamp|
|Laura and Louise|
Continuing on to New Orleans, we checked into our motel, then met up with Bob's youngest brother, Steven, his wife Nancy and their daughter Amanda who drove from Florida. They were staying in the Garden District. From their place we walked to Magazine Street to have dinner at Tracey's.
|Lower Garden District|
In the photo below are Steven, Bob's youngest brother; Nancy, Steven's wife; and Amanda, their daughter at Tracey's on Magazine Street.
|Steven, Nancy, Amanda|
|Zombie Pub Crawl participants.|
|Amanda found an elephant|
|I found some garden gnomes. The one|
on the bottom right is supposed to say "Hello."
|Music mural on a restaurant.|
|Colorful hot dog restaurant "Dat Dog."|
|Beer tap waterfall wall.|
|Our feet on Magazine Street.|
After saying good night to Steven, Nancy and Amanda, we headed back to the La Quinta. Tomorrow we will all meet up at Mina Lea's 90th birthday party.
Travel Bug out.