Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Oh What a Ride

We went to New Orleans today to the zoo. It should have been less than a two hour drive there and the same back. Instead, it took over three hours to get there because they were signing up people for a lawsuit and we had to go down that road to reach the zoo. It took us a whole hour to get down that one road.

When we left hours later to come home, we hoped that road would be cleared. They had moved people out into the middle of the road and were letting people in cars just pass by and hand over their lawsuit papers to be filed. Wish they had thought of that sooner.

We were so glad to be moving at a good speed, and then we hit another jam, this one seemed to be every where. We heard there was a crane over, and that another way there was a bad wreck. We ended up stuck in traffic again. In the end a ride that should have taken us a little over three hours there and back, took over six. Now I know why I love living in a small town. Okay, so we don't have a zoo, but all peaches have pits. (Smile)

The picture is of the Causeway Bridge we have to cross over to get to New Orleans. Ain't she a long one? We had already been on the bridge for a while when I snapped this picture. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bridge in the world at 23 miles long. I think there's a longer one now, maybe a couple, but I think not in the US.


Lynn Green said...

I've never heard of people being stopped on the highway to sign up for a lawsuit!!!???? I assume this is related to the Katrina fiasco?

Charlotte Dillon said...

Thank goodness it wasn't the highway. Like I said, it was a road. One almost to the zoo. And yes, it was Katrina stuff, something to do with the flooding and the levee.

From what I saw on news, they were still turning papers in today, but tonight was the deadline, so anyone heading to the zoo should be fine after today. That should mean since my son was off today, he won't have any trouble getting through tomorrow.