Leaving Patterson Louisiana we had a beautiful drive along the coast and drove through New Orleans. We were surprised it looked as good as it did. We saw some distruction but not as much as we expected. The worst part was the far eastern edge right before we went over the bridge. New Orleans has lost a lot of income from the media stories making it sound bad.
Our interest was in Florida so we kept going east on Hwy 10. This is a great Hwy. but all you see is trees trees trees.
DeFuniak Springs was a delightful surprise. When I was checking in at the motel I just happened to ask the receptionist: What is there to see in DeFuniak Springs? The receptionist was quick to respond: We have one of two perfect round lakes in the world. The other is in Switzerland. The lake is sorounded with beautiful homes and landscaping. It truly is a beautiful place.
This is my 12 visit to Vietnam
My current mission in Vietnam is going to the home villages of all my neices and nephews that have helped me in Vietnam
In 2005 I biked from Hanoi to Saigon. Probably the greatest trip I ever experienced.
I look forward to returning to Vietnam and enjoying the people and land of Vietnam.
I will be staying with my former Rotary Exchange Student Trang and her husband Huan and daughter Sarah.
I keep a bike at Trang's house and will be biking around Saigon on short trips.
The cover photo is me biking the Red River Islands near Hanoi.... full info