Our Louisiana trip in review:
Wow wow wow -- what a wondrous trip, Mary & I were welcomed by all and there is so much to see in Louisiana.
The flight down was very exciting but relatively uneventful except the landing. The planes were on time and the only excitement was the New Orleans arrival --- in the middle of a thunder storm. Well not quite the middle but our “final approach” to landing was accompanied by thunder bolts dancing right beside the aircraft – within the airport perimeter. We were the last aircraft to land for nearly two hours. They got us off the plane but apparently the thunder cell moved directly over the airport and prevented other aircraft on final from landing. Furthermore the ground crews were not allowed to approach the grounded aircraft -- I suspect for danger of the aircraft or the workers being struck and blowing up. We had to wait two hours for the thunder cell to pass -- and our luggage to get off the plane! A small inconvenience for us but apparently we brought the next two weeks of sunny but chilly weather -- perfect getting around and birding days. Louisiana had six nights of freezing -- our Vancouver area - one!
This trip was thankfully a week after Mardi Gras as Mary and I don’t like noisy crowds. However we enjoyed New Orleans and a journey through Bourbon Street and some fine blues and Zydeco music in the French Quarter.