For all the bad flight days I've had, today was indeed a very good one. David Hughes picked me up at the house and drove us to the airport where we had a little trouble finding a parking place in the long term parking garage. But that was our only glitch. After getting a bite to eat, we took the plane to Baltimore where we caught our connection to New Orleans arriving there ahead of schedule. Our luggage appeared promptly. The rental car was ready when we got to the Alamo counter, and we headed west on I-10 for several hours, arriving in Jennings by 8:20pm CDT. At that point we decided to eat before checking into the motel since restaurants may close early. David ordered oysters and I got catfish; both turned out to be tasty. We are now in our room at the Hampton Inn, the headquarters for the Yellow Rail Festival. Tomorrow we'll head out into the rice lands and see if we can find that poster bird for the festival. Wish us luck.