Day 33

New Orleans, LA

Ridgeland, MS

10 HR 43 MIN

TRAVEL TIME

243 MI

DISTANCE

14 GAL

FUEL AMOUNT

72 kWh

ELECTRICITY USED

Sunday 17 October 2021

Louisiana & Mississippi

Life sciences Mardi Gras on an October Friday in New Orleans

 

Having taken a couple of days to come through Texas, the team on The Road to 50 States were happy to know that they had a far smaller distance to travel on Day 33 to take them from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi. This allowed them most of the day to enjoy the sights and sounds of The Big Easy – high on many people's lists of cities to enjoy in America. It is famed for its music, cuisine, diversity, culture, and carnivals, but the region is also known for its strong representation in life sciences. Two companies that the team spent time with in New Orleans – Revolo Biotherapeutics and Obatala Sciences – are innovative businesses at the cutting edge of new frontiers in pharma. They mixed this with some touring around the famous French Quarter and other historic parts of the city, and were able to leave it late to complete the couple of hundred miles to Jackson, Mississippi. This still required one late Tesla charge, but this was more preparatory for the next day than a necessity like previous nights.

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Louisiana Stats

Louisiana
Louisiana

State Capital

Baton Rouge

State Motto

Union, justice, and confidence

State Nickname

The Pelican State

Largest City

New Orleans

Population

4.7M

Total Covid Cases

493K

Total Vaccinated

1.67M (35.9%)

Most Prescribed Drug

Amlodipine

Mississippi Stats

Mississippi
Mississippi

State Capital

Jackson

State Motto

Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)

State Nickname

The Magnolia State

Largest City

Jackson

Population

2.9M

Total Covid Cases

326K

Total Vaccinated

999K (33.6%)

Most Prescribed Drug

Amlodipine