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Old 06-22-2014, 03:16 PM   #376
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So we ride over to Venice Marina












A nice deep sea cat


The parking for the off shore workers and the number of helicopters to ferry them back and forth was amazing! Here is one flying over DQ...
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #377
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This church had built a model of the tomb... Had not seen something this detailed in such a barren, flat place...



We zig zagged some of the little communities on the way back north...




Might take a crane to get this crane out of the weeds...


We get back to the 'burbs and start looking for some food for supper. DQ spots a seafood place that looks packed. Usually a good sign... So we stop for supper at Salvo's Seafood.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:27 PM   #378
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We pull back out and head towards NOLA. DQ is pealing off to go meet the wife at her fancy-smanshy downtown hotel with $40 valet motorcycle parking and Knightwork and I are headed out of town far enough to feel safe leaving our bikes in the parking lot...












I'm digging the sunset by the way...


According to Google, if we had taken the interstate, this loop would have been 387+ miles, but we took back roads and wove around a good bit, so I'd say we had a bit more on the day!!!
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:16 PM   #379
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DAY 2:

Up early with Knightwork, ready to go again...


KW and I head back into NOLA to meet up with DQ






We pull up at Cafe Du Monde and see DQ's KTM already there. So it's time for Saturday Morning Breakfast club!


DQ in front of the Cafe


After a few beignets, we load up and head out to follow DQ around again for the day...




And he's still back there!




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Old 06-22-2014, 04:21 PM   #380
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Finally out of the traffic and congestion of downtown...












High train tracks...


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Old 06-22-2014, 04:37 PM   #381
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We stopped at some point and DQ said we had been generally headed for Grand Isle, but he said it was a long way out and back on the same road and he just wasn't feeling it... So we punted and headed back towards an area he knew better. He picked a random road and whaddayaknow, it has CURVES on it.


And shade / tree cover!






Passed through some nice little cajun communities...




We didn't get to stop at Edwina's Restaurant


I've become an Old Truck Nut over the past year, and always try to get pics of the interesting vehicles I pass on the side of the road, in barns, yards, etc... But i was moving pretty good behind DQ and barely got a shot of this truck.






Seems this side road was a dead end, so we u-turn and head back to the main road...




So I get another fly-by at the truck...


I soon noticed that every house along this road had perfectly manicured yards, clean and neat houses (even the old ones)...










My plan to take pictures of signs to help me remember where we went doesn't work so well when the camera doesn't focus...
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A pile of pirogue?





He's still back there!




Watching for gators:
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #383
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Yup. I took a ton of pictures... We headed up to River Road area...


One of the smallest church buildings I've ever seen:










He's still back there...


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Miles of


Gonna take a freight train...






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What decade was this building a good idea?


So most water towers I see have the name of the town on them...


So is there a town called "Welcome, LA" ? ? ?


May need to go Google it and see! EDIT: I guess so!!!
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He's still back there...






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So this is where we were...












Another Old Rusty Truck...


Think this place is open?








Tickfaw Marina, Tin Lizzy's, and more




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Old 06-22-2014, 06:20 PM   #388
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We ended up in Madisonville for lunch:


and rode on...

Madisonville boat storage


A nice DOnzi


Uh oh, he's in front of me again... I hope I don't get lost again!










I think DQ led us to the wrong side of the river!







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All of a sudden, DQ takes a turn and ends up on this road...


They pile the gravel deep in Louisiana!












On our way back to the hotel, we pass the "Famous" Middendorf's






DQ headed back into the fru-fru place and poor KW and I decided to loop back to Middendorf's and eat seafood, once again...

Passed this guy on the way


We get our fill of seafood and head back to relax...
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We got up this morning and met back up with DQ to head north...




Taking US 51 north






Hey! There is Middendorf's again!




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