Sunday, June 20, 2010
Abita Springs can surprise you
If you take the causeway to Mandeville, do yourself a favor and take a right almost as soon as you get off the bridge going into old Mandeville (take Monroe).
Be very careful to follow the speed limits; these cops are lurking nearby. Bring a bike and park your car at the Mandeville Trailhead and head north on the Tammany Trace. A rails to trails project that has spurred all types of projects (good and bad) alongside it, it is almost a one of a kind bicycle trip for our area. Really, for New Orleanians, how often do we get to ride quietly in shade (before 11 am or after 4 pm) without angry drivers or broken pavement as our constant companion? And then end up at a brewpub right on the trail?
Keep going til you get to Covington and get to one of their 5-6 good restaurants and if you are there on Saturday am or Wednesday afternoon, their excellent farmers market.
The Ozone Belt is alright.
Our region deserves better PR.