Yesterday we arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It was a short drive, only about 65 miles. We are set up in a campground that is located in the middle of a very large and rundown industrial area. It's like an oasis in the middle of a very large and ugly desert. The park is nice and is located on Lake Pontchartrain. We plan to spend two nights here and if we want to stay in the area longer we may move to a state park. I need space. Today we'll be checking out the sights and may splurge on some Cajun food at one of the local restaurants. Rob is itching to try alligator nuggets. Me, not so much. I'll go for something more traditional. Hopefully we'll have a much more exciting blog post tomorrow.
Several months ago a reader left a comment stating that she wouldn't comment again because of the word verification requirement. I do love a good comment so I decided to turn off that feature and see what might happen. There was very little spam without word verification for a long time but recently it has really picked up. Sadly, I have to turn it back on. Please continue to leave comments. The make me as happy as when I get to add a new state to our visited state map.
Word verification causes the person leaving the comment to retype the word produced by the system in order to post the comment. The reason for doing this is to block automated spam comments from being posted. That is all it does. It stops the people who send automated spam from posting on my blog. You can still leave an anonymous post. I just wanted to explain the change you will see when you comment.