We ate our way through most of the state of Louisiana and on into Dallas, "dining" on almonds, jerky, honey macadamia pretzel pops, chocolate banana chips, cashews, peanut butter, milk chocolate and peanut M&M's, almond snickers and honey nut protein mix. We did wash it down with water! Our conversations varied from Heidi's haunted hospital stories to Ara's (2 yr. old last month) favorite songs which are "Libre Soy" ("Let it go" in Spanish--she won't sing the English version) and "Photosynthesis!"
Heidi became a member of the "Leather Helmet Club." If you're not familiar with that story, it has to do with getting caught in a horizontal rain downpour with no umbrella, which wouldn't help anyway. We've had some off and on very heavy rain, probably thanks to the tropical storm, Bill, but it didn't slow us down much.
Marc was pulled over in Port Barre for going 56 mph in a 45 zone. He was asked for license and registration, so while Bronson was getting the registration, Marc pulled out his wallet, which happened to show his badge. The officer asked if he was a police officer. "No, a judge." "Thanks for your service." and off we went.
|A sign at the service station in Stonewall, LA where we stopped for gas|
|You know you're in Texas when...|
|Some of the gardens in the "downtown oasis"|
|The aerating pool|
|One of three water features--this is the active pool which cascades down a series of terraces|
|Heidi and Bronson at the active pool|