So I need to get from Lafayette to New Orleans tomorrow (Sunday). I thought I had a ride, but it looks like it's fallen through. I'm sure there's a bus but it looks like it takes forever.
This trip's a great exercise in expecting the unexpected and accepting whatever comes along. That means not labelling things as "wrong" just because they don't fit with what i was expecting or what I think would be most comfortable for me.
I can get Amtrak, I believe (and as it's only $21 so I may pay cash rather than using up one of the segments on my pass) but I also don't want to rush into making a decision if there are other options out there – trying to keep an open mind, as ever, and not just pressing on regardless.
So I guess the question is, are you or someone you know, by chance travelling from Lafayette to New Orleans and have space for a friendly, house-trained brit with a stack of stories to tell from his adventures? To be on the safe side I'm going to make a reservation on Amtrak if no other offers show up by about 6pm Central Time today (11pm GMT)
Oh… the "sizzle"? it's 80F and sunny here, folks. As a fully paid-up Mad Dog/Englishman i just went for a walk in the midday sun… 🙂