Reconsidering signs.

Saw this vintage sign at an intersection of roadway along Mississippi River levee. It welcomes folks to Louisiana and suggests to “reconsider” their littering. Guess the assumption is everyone who visits the state throws trash out of their vehicle. Not likely…especially when both hands are holding on the handlebars of a Puch Maxi.

A rising Mississippi River.

puch on the river

Took a ride to see the Mississippi River. It’s on pace to rise up to near flood-stage heights. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, rainfall upriver and in the Mississippi Valley have fed the river’s growth. The river is projected to rise to 16.5 feet above sea level, just shy of the official flood stage of 17 feet for New Orleans. The levee system is built to protect the city if the river crests up to 20 feet. That’s reassuring given my Puch Maxi does not have pontoons.