View of Boats, Ships, and the Domino Sugar Plant From Canton Waterfront Park

I woke up excited to get on the bike for the first time in almost a week. I checked the weather report: 90% chance of heavy rains. D’oh! I follow this rule that I got from my pops: never start a bike ride in the rain, so I figured I best climb out of bed and get on the bike before it was too late. I opened the door to a light sprinkle, but hey, rules are made to be broken, and this kid needed a bike ride like nobody’s business. Continue reading

Domino Sugar Plant Wrapped in Good Cheer at 1100 Key Hwy

My alarm went off early this morning, on a Sunday, for another one of those things I signed up for many moons ago. Today it was the Tour du Port, sponsored by Bike Maryland, and the last thing I wanted to do was climb out of bed at 7:00am on a Sunday. But oh, I’m glad I did! As soon as I was on the road I was happy to be there, flying down the hill, no traffic, crispy air but the promise of sun. Continue reading

Domino Sugar’s Chalmette Plant at N. Peters & West Moreau Street (in Arabi)

It was a ridiculously sunny day today, and I got to spend it on my bicycle. I rode down to meet K. for brunch and then headed toward the Quarter. As a Friend of the Cabildo, I get free admission to–you guessed it–the Cabildo, so I stopped in for a quick visit (and to use the bathroom) before heading the St. Claude bike lane into the Lower 9. Continue reading

Domino Sugar Refinery in Chalmette

Domino Sugar Refinery in ChalmetteI woke up to birthday phone calls and an empty day stretched out before me.  Yes, it was time for a bike ride. I decided to take Jack out for a tour, wherever she chose to go. We rode down to the Bywater for lunch and the over to the Lower 9th to stop by Fats Domino’s house. Continue reading