Our first major trip since "the accident". We found that New Orleans is a walking city and that doesn't fit with our recovery levels very well yet. Driving and seeing was good but we didn't get to do or see all we wanted to. It isn't a very handicapped-friendly city, either. After leaving Diana's APA conference and driving to Avery Island, LA, Galveston Island, TX and visiting family in DeSoto, TX went much better.
Thu/Fri, April 19-20 - A nice drive from Johnstown to New Orleans - just gets greener and greener. Western Louisiana reminds me, very much, of Iowa.
Sat, April 21 - APA Conference Start
Sun, April 22 - APA Orientation Bus Tour
Mon, April 23 - APA Conference
Tue, April 24 - Conference ends, short tour of the French Quarter, then to the bayou.
Wed, April 25 - Avery Island.
Thu, April 26 - Galveston Island, TX
Fri, April 27 - We drive from Galveston to DeSoto, TX to visit with some of Diana's relatives and spend the night with her Aunt MaryJo. A great visit, dinner and gift of some old pictures she had. First pics are from that evening. The second set are the old pictures she gave Diana. If you have additional information about the subjects in the pics (names, dates, activity) please let us know.
Sat, April 28 - Long haul day, all the way home - DeSoto, TX to Johnstown, CO - in one day (14hrs).