October 27 – November 30 We followed up our first two concerts with a third, this one a late addition and out of town again, Steve Earle and the Dukes at the Paramount Theater in Bristol, Tennessee the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend.  Our last visit to this area was in August when we met Bev […]

October 27 – November 30 After our cycling adventures and that great weekend in New Orleans, we were home to stay for a couple of months until we’d head west for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Beyond cycling a bunch with our group/club, Charlotte Area Cycling, good fortune smiled on us in offering four […]

October 19 – 24 I dropped Dillon off at the airport early Monday for his return home and later in the morning the rest of us walked to Magazine Street to check out Ghost Manor, a Halloween-inspired house decorated for the season that features music, animatronic skeletons, flying ghouls, and other ghoulish images.  Unfortunately for […]

October 19 – 24 With nothing formal on the agenda for Sunday we had a lazy morning as those who’d hit Igor’s the night before took a bit longer to greet the day that the others.  We decided to head back over to the French Quarter to walk around and find somewhere to eat, using […]

October 19 – 24 Properly hydrated, we met up with the girls and walked to Jackson Square for the start of our private tour with Dave from NOLA Tour Guy.  Having enjoyed a walking tour of the French Quarter during our last visit in 2016:(https://wordpress.com/post/3jmann.com/3389) and I hoped that our group would enjoy one as […]

October 19 – 24 As mentioned in the last post, we hit heavy traffic coming into Baton Rouge, caused by construction and a reduction in the number of available lanes combined with merging traffic from other highways, the perfect storm.  We moved along while entering New Orleans but observing the traffic going the other way, […]

October 11 – 23 From Café de LaSalle we drove a short distance to our next stop for the day, the Swamp Pop Museum, which tour leader Greg had again arranged to be open for us.  Ville Platte refers to itself as the Swamp Pop Capital of the World, honoring a late 1950s and early […]