Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Last Day Here And Many Things To See

The day started of bad. Had a brake pad failure on the right front wheel.

I did get some scoring of the rotor so I picked up a new rotor. The problem was I wasn't able to get the old rotor to brake free from the hub. After a while of beating on it I decided to leave it and just replace the pads. They will wear in to the scored rotor and I wanted to get this job done. Everything worked out good.

Once I finished we went out for a ride to see some local sights. On our way we passed by a section of New Orleans that had four cemeteries in a row so we stopped at one to look around.

This memorial was for the fallen confederate soldiers

This was mounted below the monument.

Some of the Tombs were casted metal while others were granite or some type of stone or concrete.

The cemetery was very large with numerous tombs.

From the cemetery, we traveled a couple of miles to what is called City Park. The park is huge and contains a botanical garden, a railroad the runs the circumference of the park, a museum, and a sculpture garden.

With so many things to photograph, I tried to be a bit selective about the subject matter like this guy trying to escape.

This is a very large spider that is about twelve feet in diameter and five feet high.

And there's a giant safety pin. Hate to change the diaper that came from!

This poor guy couldn't take it any more. And he lost the top of his head also!

Is this the window of opportunity???

The tree behind Joyce has actually grown onto the bridge wall.

This is another bridge date around 1920.

The trees were very old, large, and beautiful.

Is this part of the changing times among water fowl. They swam together as a couple.

As we left this great park, we detoured to the center of New Orleans so we could pass the Dome where the game was about three hours away from starting.

Looking to buy some tickets for the Saints vs Vikings game.
Go Team
A few miles from our camp we came across what looked to be an abandoned religious complex.
The were large building on both sides of the main road but no activity in the complex. Looks like it was shut down after Katrina.
In the back of the above building, we found this old mission????
Across the street is this chapel with beautiful detail. The front door was missing handles so we were not able to view inside.

Well that was a pretty full day and we are now watching the football playoffs so I will say goodnight!

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