Sunday, June 19, 2016

On the way to Ignacio Colorodo

     A little change here, we are going to start from the near present and try to fill in some of the places we have been in the past six weeks when we started this journey. We left you in Louisiana and we will start now in Colorado  June 4,2016. We are here for about two week. Here  is just a taste of the area.

Bob doesn't like Mexican food, well here he is eating some, about his third meal of Mexican food. Chicken taco's, with some type rice with raisons We use Trip Advisor for picking restaurants'  and places to visit.

The sign tells it all, along route 550 in New Mexico

Much of the route was similar to this. This is high desert.

This is the San Juan river.

This is the river many feet below the road. See how the road winds

The Navajo Dam

The river below the dam. Note we are above the power lines.

We are about to cross the dam.

Navajo lake with many house boars. Taken from above by zoom, we are way above the lake.
This is the narrow twisting road, route 172 New Mexico going into Colorado
Is that snow? Many of the high mountains still have snow on them.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Abita Springs, New Orleans

While in Abita Springs, we also visited the Abita Mystery house at the UCM museum. UCM- you –see –um. I didn’t get it the first time either. It has been featured on many TV shows on national networks, according to their brochure. The owner told us Mike and Frank from the   "Pickers" hit  TV show were there, and did do some picking. It is just 5 miles off I 12 in LA. With a very low $3 admission it is a great deal. No parking for RV’s  See 
The entrance
Made of computer hard drives

 The 30 foot alligator
The shard house

  We had no intention of going to New Orleans, but what the heck we may never get the chance again. It was about 40 + miles from the RV park, over the longest bridge in the US. It is 24 miles long. There is just a $3 toll going into New Orleans   no toll coming out. We did this twice each day parking at the Basin Street Visitor Center for just $5. a day. The reason for parking there was to get on the Hop On Hop Off bus. The bus was $44 each for a 3 day pass. We had been to New Orleans several times, but never did the bus. The double deck buses depart every 30 minutes.  It did take us to neighborhoods we would not have seen by just walking on our own. The live guide narrations were great. It gave us a much better in site into New Orleans. There are 18 stops along the way. We do recommend the bus. Do not miss the National WWII Museum. This can take from a half day to a whole day + to tour. There were many other things to see . The tour guide pointed out the old warehouses where NCIS New Orleans TV show is shot. See   www.citysiteseeingnew We had delicious beignets at CafĂ© Du Monde, at the French market among all the other great food.
New Orleans in sight

The Superdome

The place were many scenes from the TV show CSI New Orleans are filed

Linda's tour guide, note the poncho, slight rain,  provided by the bus tour
The world famous beignets

So many corners had street bands

Can't go to New Orleans without trying a po'boy

The iconic wrought iron rails.

The Marti Gras museum

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