Ozarks Tour 2016
New Orleans, LA to Kansas
10 June - 4 July 2016
Orleans to Kansas City--two of the great cities of jazz. But
most of the ride will be through the Mississippi River valley,
the Ozarks, and the plains of eastern Kansas. And I'll even go
to Branson. Yes, Branson.
We took an early flight to New Orleans, rented a huge SUV, and
drove over to Bayou Bicycles. I thought it might have been the
same place I used in 2008 when I finished my tour in New Orleans,
but it wasn't.
At least I don't think it was.
While we were there it started raining really hard. Eventually
Linda backed the SUV up to the door and we loaded the bike in the
We drove around town a bit and naturally ended up at the Matarie
Cemetery, where we visited Hall of Famer Mel Ott.
Then we drove down to the French Quarter for lunch, and to see
We checked in to our hotel (The Roosevelt--a Waldorf hotel I
booked with points) and then we ventured out. We started with
the Sazarac bar in the hotel. Then walked down Bourbon Street. It
was only 5pm, but already it was starting to get crazy. Good thing
we are old, so we didn't
have to stay out late.
We returned to the hotel for dessert. And we tried on the Waldorf
I start riding tomorrow.
Beer: Stella Artois
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