The week of Mardi Gras, I decided to drive out to New Orleans to surprise some friends of mine.
We all had a great time.
When on long road trips, I'm usually looking at the road or the scenery going by while talking with my girlfriend Carrie or listening to Music via my iPhone.
On the morning of February 24th, I checked out of the Wyndham Hotel early so as to get a jump on the traffic coming into New Orleans for the annual Mardi Gras festivities. I wanted to get out
Of the city before the traffic became to insane to deal with. I got out just in the nick of time.
I was awake and alert while driving and concentrating on the drive ahead of me.
Not long after leaving the vicinity of Baton Rouge heading west bound on I-10, and going through the wetlands of Louisiana, I became aware of a presence... In my car!
Out of the peripheral vision of my right eye, I saw a young woman. She had long, wavy black hair and was wearing big, round sunglasses, kind of like the type that were in style back in the 1960's. (Picture Jackie Onassis)
When I looked right at her, she would be gone.
She never looked at me, but only at the road ahead. She never said a word, even when I spoke to her. (Heh, talking to a ghost.)
Instead of continuing on I-10 which would lead me into Houston, I took a right turn onto I-96 in Beaumont and then a left on 105.
From that point on, I never saw her again. I am left wondering who she was and why she chose to ride with me out of New Orleans in the middle of the night.