It's probably hard to imagine that being driven across the longest bridge in the US would be a good, much less great birthday present for anyone, but that is exactly what I wanted and got yesterday. I have always loved driving across bridges. I should never be allowed to visit Vancouver, BC alone, since I will drive across the Lion's Gate Bridge, turn around, drive back across it, lather, rinse, and repeat until it's time to go home. But back to the Present - the longest bridge in the United States spans Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana and is 24 miles long, and my husband drove across it for me without even the slightest grump. And then we went to Long Beach, Louisiana and ate at DarWell's from the Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show from the Food Network. Good Times!