June 26, 2004

Day 15 of 16
 
We started this day in New Orleans having breakfast at our hotel. They had a very nice buffet which included all the normal breakfast stuff plus a chef making omelets and waffles. I had sausages, grits, fresh fruits, yogurt and a Cajun omelet which included shrimps, crawfish and spicy peppers. Heather has a strawberry waffle, fresh fruits and sausage. Naomi had fresh fruits, biscuit with butter balls and their signature Banana fosters waffle with vanilla ice cream. Breakfast was wonderful.
 
After breakfast we checked out and headed for the Farmer's Market before leaving town. Finding parking around the market wasn't easy and it was about to rain, but we finally found a place to park and got into the market before the rains started. We wondered around for about 30 minutes and picked up a few things and then headed out of town around 12:30.
 
Almost immediately it started to rain and rain and rain. It rained until about 8 pm with only about a 30 minute break. After crossing into Mississippi we drove down the beach in Biloxi and Naomi got her toes wet in the sand. But it was still raining at the time and the sand was really wet, so we only stopped long enough for a couple of pictures. This was our last stop on vacation :(
 
After crossing into Florida we thought the weather was finally going to break, we actually saw sunshine for about 15 minutes then it got really ugly. The rain came down really hard, most traffic slowed to about 50 mph and turned on their flashers. We struggled for about 15 miles but then got off the Interstate for gas and to eat with the hopes the storm would pass. We we got back on the road we seemed to drive back into the storm we had attempted to avoid. After about 100 miles the rain finally let up. We passed Mile Marker 148 and could see that the New Beetle car was still taped to the pole as we passed, we didn't stop.  The rain finally stopped after Tallahassee.
 
We continued to drive through the night and finally got home around 1:45 am Sunday morning. We unpacked the car and got to bed around 2:30 am. We slept until about 1 pm Sunday afternoon. It was a great road trip, even if the last 2 days were spent in the rain.

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Bob after a night of partying :)

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He enjoyed New Orleans

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French Quarters

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Farmer's Market

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Hot Dog Kart

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Angelisa's reflection

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Castle home

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Mississippi border

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Naomi on Biloxi beach

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Angelisa parked at beach

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Cool looking casino

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Alabama border

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Mobile tunnel

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Florida border

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Pensacola Bay Bridge

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Pensacola bay

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Home in garage

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