Then on to New Orleans and the National World War II Museum - best war museum I've ever been in. I met and had a great conversation with a WWII Marine who fought in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 - one of the most important victories we had against Japan. I tried to thank him for his heroic service for all of us who came after him, but I was too choked up to get it out.
Pee Wee did good deed #3 at the huge theater at the museum. Just before the showing of Beyond All Boundaries he noticed a lady having a hard time walking. She explained she had recently had foot surgery. Pee Wee to the rescue - he held her hand, cleared out the crowd in front of them, and led her to her seat.
We tried to find some Cajun food around 5:00 but everywhere we went was closed - seemed kind of strange. At least I found a Mardi Gras necklace and wore it a while. If anyone not in my family can tell me the significance of my t-shirt, please leave a comment. First one wins a new car.
We're staying at a cheap Best Western in Lafayette, Louisiana. Tomorrow could just be a wandering day. Usually attractions and museums are closed on Mondays, and tomorrow is July 4th, so we don't expect much to be open. We'll bump into something interesting though.
I did the day's second good deed after eating tonight. We try to do this deed once per trip - our hotel manager was very friendly, kind, and great to listen to with her Cajun accent. Her accent really picked up when I brought her a chocolate milk shake and a good deed doers card. Cajuns can really smile big.
That's it for day three - we'll probably be heading even more west tomorrow and hope to find a novel 4th of July celebration. For now, I'm going to see if I can pour a little Listerine down my sleeping travel buddy's gullet.