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Born on the Bayou

So the plan is to leave for New Orleans with Lorin on January 20th, making stops in New York, Philadelphia, Birmingham, and possibly other places along the way. We'll be very frugal and return by the 30th. Louisiana is a fascinating place -- the birthplace of jazz, zydeco, cajun food...It also accounts for 80% of the U.S's land loss. Every year, between 25 and 35 square miles of Louisiana sinks into the ocean because humans have sought to divert and contain the mighty Mississippi River. It's a very big environmental problem, and I'd be interested to see the effects on the land and the people, while some of it is still there. More updates later.