November 7, 2010

My Roadtrip: An Aussie in America Day 15

Thursday 7th November 1996

Tunica to New Orleans, Louisiana

It was pouring rain and I sat right up in the front of the bus today. We stopped at Jackson, Mississippi for lunch and headed towards New Orleans.

We crossed Lake Pontchartrain, which was amazing....from my friend Wikipedia:-

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. The longer of the two bridges is either the longest or third-longest in the world depending on definitions, measuring at 23.87 miles (38.42 km) long.



It was very heavy rain, and it was hard to see the road in front of us. Which made it scary because we were on the middle of this very long bridge over water in a storm....

We arrived in New Orleans at 6pm and I sadly got ready for my last night out with the tour. I was to fly out to meet my penpal the next day, while the tour continued on to New York.

The French Quarter did not disappoint! Awesome much? We drank Hurricanes (and yes they taste as good as they sound) at Pat O'Briens and danced the night away....

I even managed to bring the long tall Hurricane glass back to Australia in my backpack in one piece!

1 comment:

Naomi said...

I would be freaking out traveling across that bridge - scary stuff!