Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

New Orleans 2019 – Part Two

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 […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Six

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 […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Five

October 11 – 23 We woke up prepared for the longest day of the tour at 57-miles, gear completely dried out and ready to ride on a windy, cold, and foggy day.  Setting out from camp we encountered strong winds that would alternately hit us from the front or side, but rarely from the back.  […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Three

October 11 – 23 Today’s ride would be longer at 42 miles, but not grueling given the very flat landscape we’d be pedaling through.  In fact, we’d only gain a little over 800 feet during the week, making headwinds the only challenge we might face.  After pedaling a short 7 miles we landed in St. […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Two

October 11 – 23 Up early the next morning, we hopped in the car and began our long days drive.  All things considered, it was an easy drive, mostly interstate but through some pretty remote areas of the country.  We hit a McDonalds for breakfast given few other choices (for the record, I can’t understand […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – KC and Shelbyville

August 13 – 15 With a long day ahead of us to get to Kansas City that Monday morning we were up and out of the house early.  For the next few days we would be dogged by heavy rain making for often less than ideal driving conditions on the I-70, often slowing to 40 […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Three

July 26 – 29 As planned, we set out the next morning on the bikes ready to explore as much of this bike friendly city as we could.  Heading north on the bike path two blocks away from the house to just shy of Burrard Bridge, then left along the shoreline all the way out […]