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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 1 of New Orleans:

We woke up bright and early Sunday morning at Stonehill with a long day ahead of us.  I've never flown from Boston to New York but the flight was so short it felt silly.  Of course because we had such a short flight we had to make up for it somewhere.  We had a lovely four hour layover to follow.  It wasn't too bad.  I bought a book and settled in.  The flight from New York to New Orleans was a little longer but still seemed like almost nothing.  We got into New Orleans around 6 but had to drive from the airport on one far side of the city to Westwego, on the other side of the city.  We were staying at Bayou Segnette State Park.  We arrived to find that we would be working with a group from the University of Connecticut.  The girls from each group would have their own cabins and the boys would share one. 

After having dinner we explored the park in the dark in an attempt to find armadillos, alligators, or any other fascinating Louisianan creature we don't get to see at home.  We failed. By then it was pretty late so we all settled in for some much needed rest.  Although we were in the south, it was still a pretty cool night and we did not realize that the air conditioning was on in the cabin.  This led to a rough night of shivering.

Girls cabin

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