Over the last several entries in this series we’ve shared large batches of photos and memories from our visits to the National WWII Museum and to Mardi Gras World, but those two locations weren’t the only points of interest we saw on Day Three of our trip. For this episode we backtrack to recapture some of those random bits that made their own impacts on our overall New Orleans experience.
Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
This year’s trip began as a simple idea: visit ostensibly scenic New Orleans. Indianapolis to New Orleans is a fourteen-hour drive. Between our workplace demands and other assorted personal needs, we negotiated a narrow seven-day time frame to travel there and back again. We researched numerous possible routes, cities, and towns to visit along the way in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. We came up with a long, deep list of potential stops, but tried to leave room for improvisation…
After the Mardi Gras World shuttle dropped us off, we walked up Peters Street to Peaches Records and spent a while perusing their new and used albums. I picked up a random jazz compilation CD that included Duke Ellington’s original “Caravan”, which sounds markedly different that what Miles Teller played in Whiplash. Anne dug through their Al Hirt vinyl section, hurriedly called her dad, verified they had two albums he didn’t, and insisted on buying them for him. An older lady behind the counter told us about how she knew his family. This stop may be the first time in recorded history that Anne enjoyed a record-store visit as much as I did, if not more.
To be continued!
[Link enclosed here to handy checklist for previous and future chapters, and for our complete road trip history to date. Thanks for reading!]