October in New Orleans, great time to pass through! Hopefully the worst of the heat has broken by then... The seafood festival, Voodoo Music festival and New Orleans film festival are all in October.
To both the OP and loflier, good luck with the cross country trek... Be safe!
2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg.
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