Tag Archives: Mississippi River

Summer treat #18 – sunset at the Mississippi River

It’s amazingly breezy at the river at dusk.  Kids playing baseball at the nearby fields and flocks of birds crossing overhead.  Less than ten minutes by bicycle from home.  We ought to make it a weekly ritual. Advertisements

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A bicycling view of the West Bank

I can’t believe I rode 25 miles on my bicycle yesterday.  This is no great feat, I know, but it’s the farthest I’ve ridden in one fell swoop in a long time.  And I’m happy to report that I feel … Continue reading

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Story Saturdays: A story about Friday

Here’s a little story about the rest of my Free Friday in the Quarter.  What is it about wandering in the French Quarter alone on a warm, breezy, sunny afternoon that’s so appealing? I think it’s being there without needing … Continue reading

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Five things . . .

1.  I don’t care what people say about everything being fine and dandy – we are still worried about the river. 2. I don’t think you can evacuate from a levee break.  I think you just have to grab the … Continue reading

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Powerful river

I took these photos today.  The Mississippi River is high in New Orleans, and will only get higher next week.  They opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway today to divert some of the Mississippi River water into Lake Pontchartrain. On the … Continue reading

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