February 11-17, 2015.
This week has been a major high point of our trip. We here in New Orleans and feeling like a team again (Jackson & Erin). We fully embraced the sights and sounds (and tastes) leading up to Mardi Gras.
We did a whiskey tour of “Old New Orleans Whiskey Factory”. Our tour guide Jeff was funny and the whiskey was yummy- especially the gigeroo spicy ginger whiskey. We bought some to enjoy later.
That’s right, this kid had a ladder and net to catch the goodies being thrown from the floats.
On Sunday we went to the First Unitarian Church which offered a relaxed service.
We joined a bunch of the regular congregation for lunch after the service at the High Hat restaurant (Max, Sheree, Kathy, Audrey, Jacob, Cathy).
Monday we visited Hazel from Calgary who was visiting her mom. Hazel and Erin have known each other for a while through co-operative activities and conferences. Hazel is the Vice President of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada where Erin used to work before heading out on this trip. She’s a mover and a shaker. What a great visit!
We had po-boys with her kids Alex and Gabby and her mom.
The city was bustling. We hung out with a couple from France for a while (they were on their honeymoon) so we got to practice French. Gotta say, because it was so cold, no college debauchery to be witnessed.
1 US state this week (LA), 19 in total during the trip
234 kms this week (145 mi), 10218 total on the trip (6349 mi)
Spent $545.30 this week, $11230.44 total