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Roadtrippin' US of A 2008

Nawlens, hell yeah!
June 26, 2008 - Location: New Orleans, LA
So we finally made it to New Orleans, but before entering Louisiana we experienced one of the worst cases of rain we’ve ever seen before, but we somehow managed to get through it. The southern hospitality has captured our hearts, the original plan was to be here only one day, but it didn’t take us long to agree to go down to the lobby and book the room for one more night. We’re located right outside the famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the nightlife is pulsating hard and long into the morning hours. We’ve eaten fried alligator and tomorrow we’ll see them alive in their natural habitat, hopefully they won’t treat us the same way we treated them.

There are more churches in the southern states than there are McDonalds

There are more churches in the southern states than there are McDonalds

Kangaroo Fuel

Kangaroo Fuel

The thick plottens

The thick plottens

There's supposed to be a road there somewhere

There's supposed to be a road there somewhere

The rain finally gave up

The rain finally gave up

Entering New Orleans

Entering New Orleans

No gators for you!
June 27, 2008 - Location: New Orleans, LA
Just one quick little update. The boatride out to gatorland was cancelled due to bad weather, we’ll try to see if we can catch any rides tomorrow. The bad weather didn’t bother me so much because then I got the time to do some background work on this site, I’ve also updated the map so you can see where we’ve actually been driving the last couple of days. Oh, and here’s the view from the toilet:

The View

The View

Leaving the swamps, uneaten but sunburnt
June 28, 2008 - Location: Orange, TX
We finally got out in the swamps south of New Orleans by airboat, and what a ride it was. We got to see lots of alligators, birds and trees. The alligators came so close to the boat that we could reach out and touch them, but we kinda didn’t want to. Our captain also showed us some of the destructions Katrina did while she swept through the land. It was a very memorable trip and worth every penny. Now we’ve just crossed the border to Texas, and the plan for tomorrow will be to travel through Houston and then head north towards Dallas.

The Gator

The Gator

The Other Gator

The Other Gator

The Swamp

The Swamp

Someone came and shook up the house

Someone came and shook up the house

New Orleans

New Orleans

Beer Fuel

Beer Fuel

The Shirt

The Shirt