Having dropped over $1000 for football tickets, we chose not to pay the inflated prices for airfare and elected to rise relatively early on January 1st and drive to New Orleans (after stopping in Montgomery to drop 3 children off at their grandmother’s house).  Did you know that I-10 is so flat that you can exceed 100mph for miles and miles without worrying about a hidden highway patrolman?  I do.  Now you do, too. We arrived at 3pm and had beers before returning to the place where I…