July 10th, 2002
Day 84

Start: Austin, TX
Finish: Austin, TX

Miles Today: 0
Miles to Date: 7485
Trooper Mileage: 176406

No pictures today - After a week in Phoenix, I spent one more day in Austin. Len flew to Pennsylvania in the morning to be with his parents while his dad had hip replacement surgery.

I had been planning on stopping in the Houston area for another day and visiting with my old fraternity brother Jeff Haag. However, his wife had surgery recently, and there were some complications. We talked on the phone for a while in the morning, and we both thought that he and his wife had a lot on their hands at the moment, and that now ws probably not the best time to visit. Hopefully next time.

I got on the internet looking for places to stay in New Orleans, and found a B&B just 2 blocks from the French Quarter. I called for rates, and got a room for $70 - it seems they had a last minute cancelation and offered me a good rate. The pictures on the internet looked nice, so I went for it and made the reservation.