We sure enjoyed our lovely supper with the Isham family--we learned some things (such as how to pick a crab with a table knife) and laughed a lot. (Poo Poo Broussard anyone? Check out You Tube for a cajun laugh.)
Had a really nice camping site right on the very high lake (there was flooding in Morgan City while we were there) and hit the road early this morning, resisting the urge to stop at the fabulous bakery in town. Went around NOLA and saw the French Quarter RV park from the elevated expressway--we gotta stay there sometime. Then we got hypnotized on I-10, so we jumped off at the Mississippi border and took US 90 around the Katrina-damaged bay area and beaches. Some gorgeous new homes and hotels have been built, but it was pretty clear how widespread the damage was/is. Because we're trying to make miles today and tomorrow, we ended up passing on a free NASA rocket site tour and the Jeff Davis home tour, but we did stop at Aunt Jenny's Catfish in Ocean Springs, MS. It was raining, so I didn't take photos, but a real gem of a place, under 100+ year live oaks, on the water, and with the best catfish and chicken we've had in quite a while. Looking forward to making quesadillas tonight with last night's leftover crab!
Then it was back to I-10. Zzzzzz. We face another slog of that tomorrow, but we'll take a different route to St. Augustine this time--no Jax and its insanely fast-driving traffic. We're heading down to Palatka for a Friday AM service appointment at a highly recommended 5-star Dodge dealer. Yay!