The road to Tucson

I am meeting my wife in Tucson for a long weekend and we are celebrating our 33 wedding anniversary. Needless to say she is the big reason I get to roll like this. I was restless and up earlier than expected for the first leg of the trip, the drive to New Orleans. It was really o dark thirty. It did allow me to make good time.

Rest area outside Pensacola

Continued on I-10 to Mobile and decided to stop at the USS Alabama battle ship park, It was a beautiful day and I had been in the car for awhile. It was a blast.

The ship was a museum in progress.

Dr. Strangelove
USS Drum SS 228

Got to NOLA in a fine and tired fashion. Canal Street just hopping as I drove in. A nice nap at the St. James Hotel and then out to dinner at Muriel’s on Jackson Square.

The back of Lafitte
Music at dinner
ART
Streetcar on Canal St.

A long sleep, over 10 big ones. A great southern breakfast at the Ruby Slipper Cafe and out of NOLA by 9 am. The next leg was 600 miles to Kerrsville, Texas. I went through the Atchtafalaya Natural Wildlife Refuge. Always Amazing. Acadiana area of Louisiana is where Cycle Zydeco is and all that Cajun culture. So fun. Around Houston and San Antonio to get to the Y-O Hotel. A cowboy hotel and a steak at Cowboy Steakhouse.

1300 miles in 2 days. I did get another big sleep with a good breakfast and the Y-O Hotel lobby continued to prove interesting.

I was able to ride the same little, short, paved trail next to the Kerrsville River that I rode in 2016 on C2C. Cute historic downtown too.

My stop was in Sonora, TX. A county seat with a historic courthouse, see top featured image and downtown.

The road was amazing.

I saw several wind turbine blades being transported on this lonely stretch of I-10. It was surreal how long it was.

At the historic oasis known as The El Capitan Hotel. Tomorrow Carlsbad Caverns and Tucson and the commish. Peace out Tres