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Coast To Coast: A DSC Odyssey, Day Seven, Beads, Bars, (spring) Break

Day 7 – Beads, Bars, (Spring) Break

Miles driven – 564.6
Total miles covered – 3167.6

On the road by 7am, it’s still dark thanks to the clocks going forward for daylight saving. Our route today takes on the I10 past Houston and into Louisiana.

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The scenery changes once again, less dramatically this time though. As we leave Texas and it’s crazy crossovers, the freeway and surrounding countryside becomes flat and green. Bridges become a more frequent occurrence as they cross over various rivers.

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The skyline of New Orleans comes into sight. Once again, I didn’t really know what to expect. My only real picture of the city was from the news when the disastrous Hurricane Katrina ripped through it, almost ten years ago now.

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We headed for the French Quarter, where we would be staying the night.

Exploring the area it does actually feel very French. I wondered if it would be like what America uses the word French for in food. French – to add as much sugar or fat as possible. See French Vaniila, French toast.

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Our visit coincided with the start of spring break, the famous Bourbon Street was packed with people. Bar after bar, live jazz and fresh sea food. It had a wonderful atmosphere. It’s a fantastic mix of cultures.

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After sitting down and relaxing over fried oysters and a beer, a good nights sleep was in order. The final leg of our journey is in sight.

DB