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Okay lets hope this gets printed. I had some photos I wanted to add, no luck. Fingers crossed for today then.
Although the day started off very frustratingly, because the bus just went sailing by! We managed to gather strength to go again an hour later.
We went to visit St. Patrick's Church in Camp Street. This was built in the early 1820's for the growing Irish population. The congregation ...
... a few drinks and 25 cent oysters, which were delicious, and ended with far too many drinks. Followed the next day by a head ache, which I quickly regretted spending the day time trying to finish off a report for work. A quick swim in the pool and then time to repeat. We were staying just out of town but caught the trolley into the French Quarter to have a look around at the shops and restaurants and of course eat a Po-Boy and some Beignets. New Orleans cuisine ...
9:00 Time to pick up the rig; the whole raison d'etre for this adventure. As excited as we were to get on the road, we were even more excited to see alligators swimming down the canal beside the road (so much for moving down here with the kayaks). With that, the theme of the day became the Florida wildlife – and we’re not just talking about the animals.
For the duration of the trip up the Florida Turnpike, we hoped to see more ...
... and Indians”, but it’s not until the big day itself that we see how we’re to be dressed.
The weather forecast for parade day is not good. Heavy rain is forecast for the first part of the morning but should taper off before midday. Our parade is scheduled to run from around 12 noon to 2 pm, so fingers-crossed, we should be OK. And old parade hands tell us that rain is invariably forecast, but in the previous 17 years they could only remember any rain ...
... I joined them for dinner but it soon felt like everyone just wanted to score points with how long they had been travelling or what crazy situations they'd gotten themselves into and I found myself longing for the easy, relaxed conversations I had with my hosts. In the spirit of going with the flow however I joined a few people for a night out and found myself with an interesting little motley crew: Jimmy had recently moved to New Orleans to find work in a ...
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