14 Mar
The weather is warming up and deciding to stay warm, the trees are blooming, and people’s allergies are going crazy. It must be spring.

It never managed to get really cold down here on the bayou, but we had a few days down in the 20’s and 30’s. We also had a couple days of snow, although it didn’t stick around for more than a few hours.

What we have had a lot of lately is fog. There are so many bridges around here: bridges over bayou, bridges over streams, bridges over huge lakes. Two of these bridges in particular are very prone to foggy conditions. Both head into New Orleans and cover a portion of Lake Ponchatrain. One bridge I drive over every day going into work, and the other I only cross occasionally when I have to traverse between New Orleans (the South Shore) and a smaller town on the North Shore. The Lake Ponchatrain Causeway, as it’s called, is the longest bridge in the world, coming in at 23.87 miles (38.42 km). On a nice day, the drive across it looks something like this:

It’s really a pretty and serene drive. But on foggy days, it looks more like this:

You can barely even see the other half of the bridge! If it gets too foggy, they’ll actually shut the bridge down and start caravanning people across.

That’s all I’ve got for now. Work has been extremely busy and I have been extremely tired in my off-work hours. I hope to spend this weekend working on a lecture I have to give and finishing up my sweater. Stay tuned for a post on something in the future. Not necessarily the near future, but the future.


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