Countdown to the Sugar Bowl…9 days ’till kickoff!

Posted: December 23, 2007 by Nathan Kam in New Orleans, Travel
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Our group touches down in Houston on December 30 at 2:30 a.m. That’s right…A.M.! Upon arrival, the plan is to get the rental van and immediately start driving east on Interstate 10 (I-10) to New Orleans. Google Maps estimates the trip will take about 5 hours, so assuming all goes well, we should be in The Big Easy by early morning.

Half the fun of getting to the Sugar Bowl will be the drive there. According to Wikipedia, I-10 is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast intestate highway in the United States. It stretches from the Pacific Ocean at State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) in Santa Monica, California to Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, Florida.

While I expect most of the drive to be in the dark, I do look forward to seeing whatever scenery there is to be seen along the way.

If anyone has suggestions on places to stop along the way for entertainment, a bathroom break, or easy refueling, I’m all ears.


  1. Lester S. says:

    Hey Nathan, my neighbors will be traveling the same route as you. They might even be on the same plane. I think there’s nine of them in one van. I’ve heard a ot of people are flying into Houston. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Warrior convoy from Houston to Naw’lins.

    Safe Journey! See you in the Big Easy!


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