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the occupation of Ashley and Levon

French Quarter: National Historical Park and Preserve

at NOMA

blue HW 90 across the Bayou

Departed Knoxville on Sunday, 7pm.

Switched at the wheel all night, stopped at rest area in Slidell, Louisiana, 4am.  Slept until 7 starting the car every 45 minutes.  27 degrees.

New Orleans, 8am.

driving aimlessly

Toured the French Quarter and Mississippi Delta with the National Park Service, 9-11 am    46 degrees.

New Orleans Museum of Art 11:30-1:30

2pm started West on I10 towards Baton Rouge.  63 degrees.

HW 90 from Lafayette to Lake Charles

Lake Charles is closed on Sundays.  At a Books A Million to catch up, boil pasta in the parking lot, and brush our teeth.    6:30 pm.  Headed for Houston at least, maybe camping on Galveston Island.

Listening to: Fats Waller, Lucinda Williams, NPR, American Analogue, and Wave Church Heart and Soul

Talking about: writing short stories, living in Louisiana, trip logistics, reading Amy Tan out loud

Quote of the day: Two tourists from San Francisco asking where to find good southern food, the park ranger laughing: “You’re south of southern cooking.

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