My granddaughter’s flight arrived in NOLA a little before 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and I expected to run into heavy traffic by the airport, but the streets were deserted. I soon found out why. Everyone was already parked and every lot was full. After driving around and around, I ended up in a Remote Lot, which seemed to be half-way back to Belle River. It worked out well, though. A shuttle took me to the airport, where I met my granddaughter, and took us back to the car lot. There was no charge and it was actually easier than what I’d planned to do.
Coming back on Sunday, the traffic was heavy, but moving swiftly. The only slow up was on the twin span into NOLA, where it turned out a police car was slowly escorting two joggers across the bridge. I don’t know who they were, but they sure could have picked a better day to cross on foot.
This cool weather is great, isn’t it? Great for sleeping and by mid-day the sun is warming things up nicely. We’ve had one small frost here, maybe two, but the river mitigates our temperatures. It’s great for walking, too.
I plan to attend the Marine Corps Band concert in Morgan City this Friday, Dec. 3, and maybe go in ahead of time to see the Vietnam Wall, which is at the Municipal Auditorium. Then things get busy here in Lower St. Martin, or at least across the river. St. Joseph Singers Christmas Concert will be held on Dec. 10, and there will be a boat parade on Dec.11. The boats will start at Graveyard Island at about 6 p.m. and travel to the Goddell on the north side of the bridge, then back. It’s a nice event.
Sometime soon, a person from the New Start Center will be at the Water and Sewerage Board office in Stephensville to help process claims of domestic abuse, which might have come about as a result of the oil spill. I’ll let you know the details when I get them.