we rolled into new orleans at sunset, and also dinnertime.
luck would have it our trusty new friend and passenger via craigslist had an idea where we should get gumbo and crawdaddies.
it reminded me of oaktown off the 880.
we stopped on the way out of town for some freeway inspiration...
cafe au lait and beignets from cafe du monde.
they fueled us all the way through austin. we arrived at 5 am.