NOLA – Fin

We finally come to the last day of our NOLA adventures. It was a wonderful trip, and I’d highly recommend it for anyone with or without kids. There is so much to do and see and taste.

As we walked around on our last morning, I collected one traffic cover…

Adding to my collection. Even though the concrete and bricks are all askance, I had to grab it.
Adding to my collection. Even though the concrete and bricks are all askance, I had to grab it.

One more water cover….

My last access cover for the trip.
My last access cover for the trip.

And some architectural details…


And then it was time to head back home. For years, Hubs has wanted to do an overnight train trip. I finally decided I was willing to indulge him for this return trip home. I knew I was taking one for the team, but sometimes, in marriage, you must make sacrifices.

As it turns out, trains are dirty, uncomfortable, and best suited for small children. We had our own sleeping “room” with a private bath/shower (it was a combo), a top bunk, a “couch” that converted to a “bed” and a chair that we were told would recline, but it didn’t. The Girl had a blast on the top bunk, but she barely slept out of excitement. At one point (around 3 am), I saw her head pop down, all giggly. Though she couldn’t hear it, she was watching Torchwood along with me on my iPad. Despite drinking an entire bottle of wine, I could not sleep more than a few minutes at a time the entire night. Hubs didn’t fare much better (we were quite contorted trying to share the meager space). Oh, and we had the strangest stiff necks for the next few days – sore in the front and a little on one side.

I’m sorry his dream was crushed, but even Hubs agrees that it was an experience, we had it, and it never needs repeating. Next time, we fly.

Coming soon…. California wine country adventures. Drink all the wine!

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