I remember not being able to sleep the day before I began my trip. I was simply to excited. Now, exactly three months later, I am not sure if I will sleep again, as I plan on finishing the journey tomorrow.
As I have mentioned before, the severe drought that is affecting this part of the country, forced me to change course. I have been kayaking the Amite river from Baton Rouge to New Orleans instead of the Mighty Mississippi.
Since I've been in New Orleans, a few things have been cleared up. For example, i have learned that the weekend of my party will be GAY WEEKEND. Southern Decadence as they call, also known as a The Gay Mardi Gras. I really cannot imagine how you prepare for a weekend such as that. I noticed the rainbow flags when I came into the city, but did not make much of it, but as they days have gone by, I have learned more and more information about it. And just in case you are wondering, the parade in very close to our hotel. I think I saw a preview of what to expect the other day as I roamed Bourbon Street, but it was in a small scale.
New Orleans has a lot of cool things as I have learned. A really interesting history and it is one of the only places that I know where CEMETARIES are a huge attraction. Next to graveyards, the next big attraction is ghost tours. You can count me out of those. The French Quarter is made up of the following BAR…TATTOO SHOP…NIGHT CLUB…STRIP CLUB. That is all you will on the streets, with the ocasional restaurant thrown in there.
I have been kayaking in the Amite river until I got to lake Maurepas, where a lightning storm nearly killed me (because I was scare). Afrer that, I took the weekend and monday off, as big storms sweeped the city and everywhere nearby.
Today I kayaked lake Pontchartrain, but I call it "Big Poncho". It beat me early today, when the wind and waves pushed me against shore for a while. Then, It was smooth. It is a rediculously big lake, and only doing three miles per hour makes it seem even bigger. Tomorrow I will go into lake Bornge, where it is already THE GULF!
I will write a much longer blog when I finish. I will be happy.