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my odd travels

My bag and I went on our travels.  It was the first time I slept in the back of the new Subaru.  And I was glad to be above the ground because the ground was saturated!  But saying that, I did not realize how different the angles were in the new car versus the old car.  I am going to have to go about making my bed differently in the future.  I kept trying to slide out the back!

Noticed I said the ground was saturated.  I ended up in New Orleans with rain.  Lots of rain.  So instead of trying to cook outside in the rain, I went into a restaurant.  The one I hoped to go to is no longer but I went to another that was quite good.  Aranas on Magazine.  It was loud but so loud I could not interact with anyone if I did not wish to.  I sat at the bar and ate and crocheted.  I talked with the chef about knives.  I had actually spent time in a bar with him many moons ago.  I always said I would try his place and now I have.  I was very surprised he remembered me.

The next day I tried to go to the art show that I wished to.

Come to find out, the gallery was attached to a public school in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans and was not open.  I was disappointed.  But I did find out interesting historical facts.  The gentleman portrayed in blue on the mural was Homer Plessy.  In 1892, he board the all white car of a passenger train.  The decision of the Supreme Court in his case was the foundation for Brown vs the Board of Education and desegregated schools.  To me, this is huge because I was part of desegregation in the late 1970's, early 80's.  I was the white girl who got bused to the inner city school.  It was interesting to see where some of what I experienced started in a historical sense.

And there were good views of the Mississippi river.

Otherwise, I tried some good food and drove home.  I am going to try to recreate those sugar brioche in that picture.  So good.  I am close!  That recipe is going to be interesting just because I use it for so many things.

I need more traveling in my future.  I may try to go to that show later in the month.  I may just try to go camping out west.  Both are possibilities.  The odd travels are interesting and I do enjoy them.

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