Slidell, Louisiana had a lot of interesting things to see (“local color” as they say.) The Slidell Museum (which is quite a deal at the low price of free) is set in the old jail in town. Here’s Mike trying it out.
And here’s the Civil War reenactor who was taking care of the place when we visited.
On the more serious, work-focused side of things, I’ve been reflecting back on the trip. We had a lot of great visits. Like children, you never want to play favorites. But one of the visits from this trip that sticks out in my mind is the company that buys old catalytic converters, breaks them down, and sells the various remains (including some precious metals) into scrap. There are so many people involved in getting the converter to this company and then reusing the metal once they salvage it. It’s a great example of Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand” where thousands of self-motivated people each play a tiny part in a system that leads to the efficient allocation of scarce resources. It’s an economist’s dream.
It was a great trip but I’m also glad to be home where my dog (you may remember her from the picture the other day) loves me for who I am instead of yelling at me when she makes a wrong turn because she isn’t thinking on her own…