I started a long-distance bicycle ride from Hammond last year! I got off the Amtrak there with my bicycle and rode over to Natchez and up the Trace! I loved all the beautiful flowers as we rode through the town of Hammond! What a nice town it is!
I like how you put that "...been surviving al my life"! Brings to mind a t-shirt I saw that said "So far I'm the oldest I've ever been"!