Had a nice sandwich at lunchtime at Magnolia's Cafe and saved half of it for dinner. Mailed some stuff and then spent the afternoon reading and listening to YoYo Ma and Peter, Paul and Mary on the MP3 player. What a relaxing afternoon!!!
St. Francisville is on a bluff over Bayou Sara. The bayou area is the home of the largest bald cypress trees in the nation. The houses on low-lying areas in Louisiana frequently are on structures which raise them above the ground. The trees have lots of spanish moss and also have "resurrection fern" on them -- in dry times the fern is dull brown and dromant, but when there is some rain it comes back to life and is green. Things are so different from Vermont!
Looking forward to getting back on my wheels tomorrow. I have only a few long days of riding left on the trip. I drive the sag wagon on the others. One of the disappointments of this trip for me has been the lack of interesting side trips and museums along the route. On the shorter days we would have time for them, but I haven't found them on the shorter days. Don't have time for them on the longer days. A few of the ones we have encountered have been closed on the day we passed through. I think that we're a bit off-season for some things too. Maybe when Peter and I do the Northern Tier (my 60th birthday year??) (Peter will drive sag) we can take more time for side trips and fun things.