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January 29th, 2008 | categorizilation: all categories,USA (LOUISIANA)

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The rain was not at all unexpected. Todd had already offered for me to stay for the day, to avoid having to skate in the rain. I spent most of the morning in the library trying to update the website, however not only was Flickr.com and Youtube.com blocked, but I had forgotten to bring my USB card reader to transfer files from my camera to the computer.

I just researched my onward route for most of the morning.

For breakfast, Matt treated me to Boudin. Cajun sausage. Pork and rice encased in pig’s intestines. It was delicious.

Making boudan in Mamou, Louisiana, USA

For lunch, also Boudin. This time smoked. Great stuff.

In the early afternoon Todd and Matt drove me out of town to scope out roads for my onward route. LA104 was under construction, so we planned an alternate route that cut out most of the bad road surface.

I went for a one hour nap at 4pm and woke up at 6pm. Thank you to Todd and Susan and the family for a wonderful restful day.

With Ardoin family in Mamou, Louisiana, USA

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Comment by Chris J — February 2, 2008 @ 7:50 am | post a comment

Hi Rob,

Thanks for another great update. Your recent meals look just amazing. I would have to assume that you are enjoying them much more than the meager stews and pastas that powered you through most of the Asian leg of your trip. I may have to sample some of that cajun cooking myself someday.

Please do try and limit your skating in the dark. Nothing will end your great trip faster than a freak accident while trying to skate at night when you may already be tired after a full day.

I thought the picture of you being interviewd on the 12 o'clock news was great. Especially once you know that you just skated up to the gate and rang the bell. Hilarious.

Continue to be safe and eat well!

Comment by chris ardoin — February 10, 2008 @ 5:15 pm | post a comment

hey rob this is matts brother i just wanted to say hi and hope to see you soon. when you come back i hope you could see me play football and baseball.bye hope to see you soon.matt want's to say hi and my dad and mom and my sister bye hope to see you in the records book.

Comment by Brock B — March 31, 2008 @ 7:29 pm | post a comment

Hey Rob, Matt told me about what your doing and gave me this website to check it out. Its kool what u are doing. Wish i coulda meet up with u that day u ran into Matt. He told me he gave you an idear for another record. Good luck with your adventures.

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