New Orleans

We left Austin with the intention of cycling to New Orleans.  Truck traffic, a total of 5 flat tires, and rain prevented us from cycling the entire distance.  However, as planned, we rode along the Mississippi Bike Trail into Crescent City!  A few angels from airbnb & Warmshowers helped make that dream come true. I will never forget the kindness that Igor, Susan, Rachel, & Dale showed us in supporting our adventure.  THANK YOU!!!

After the Texan traffic, cycling along the Mississippi on a bike-only dike trail was a joy & a reiief.  The weather was perfectly sunny & warm, the distance & speed leisurely, and our arrival like a heroes welcome.

William was our host: a professional sailor who lived in a very nicely renovated shotgun-style home.  The shotgun style denotes a narrow, rectangular home with one room after the other and is typical of NOLA.

Architecture was a surprising highlight in New Orleans:  the quaint shotgun homes, the airy Creole townhouses in the French Quarter, and the magnificent mansions on Charles Ave.