Norwood, LA to St. Francisville, LA. 29 miles - 935 miles total.
It rained really hard today, again! The rain was warm, but it totally soaked everything ... my sleeping bag, my clothes, and even my envelope full of my receipts. I had to lay them all out on towels so they could dry out! I'm sending most of these home to be filed, not only so I don't have to carry them, but also so they don't get wet again! I also got some large plastic bags to help keep my stuff dry.
I decided to stay in a motel again, just so I could do some wash and have a chance to dry out.
Dinner was great at a place called Oxbow Restaurant.
I also stopped at a couple of Plantations today: Oakley Plantation, where James Audubon did a lot of his early drawings of birds, and the Rosedown Plantation. Both of these were built in the early 1800's.
The top photo is the Oakley Plantation. The next two are the Rosedown Plantation.
I did some math today, and found out that I'm averaging 47 miles per day. At this pace, I'll get to San Diego on about April 7th. I'd like to get there sooner than that, so I'll need to increase my average by about 5 miles extra per day, or 52 miles per day, to get there by April 1st.
I'm surprised that I haven't felt the need to take a zero day yet, although there have been some days that I was being lazy!
St. Francisville had some great older homes and an old church. I stopped at a little coffee shop called "the Bird Man Coffee Shop and Book Store".
This trip is really fun, and I'm meeting a lot of very nice people.