Not sure if anybody recognizes the reference to "It Never Rains..." That's an old song from 1972 / 1973.
I've been hearing about this 'Pineapple Express' phenomenon, recently, on The Weather Channel.
Sorry about that, Flint. I had forgotten that your signature states that you're from Louisiana.
While working for a company called Ecology & Environment, I had the opportunity to travel and do environmental sampling in LA. We flew into Kenton, TN, and drove to various Texas Gas Pipeline Company compressor stations, that took us through MS, into LA. I vaguely remember being in Bastrop and staying at a Holodome in Monroe. That was my first opportunity to try things like gumbo, etouffee, and a bucket of crawdads.
Another time we traveled to New Orleans and stayed at the Ponchartrain Hotel.