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... and happy folk, it relaxed. Our Forst music stop was at the waterfront stage as a great group called Orta was setting up. They were about 7 or 8 of them, led by guitar, with heavy percussion... Bongos, keyboard, bass. Their style was almost Brazilian, with great danceable beat. Great music at a great location, right on the banks of the Mississippi. At one point a steamboat chugged by just to fulfill the scene! While there we chatted with a couple of lovely local guys ...
... southern colonial mansions in the United States. The architecture was pretty impressive. Also, the Lafayette Cemetery was next door and I peeked through the gates to take a look at all the mausoleums (the cemetery was closed Saturday night and some film crews were in there monopolizing all the fun tombs anyway).
After that adventure I took a trip down to Cooter Brown's for some good ole Crawfish. After a two-pound, six dollar plate ...
... to have fun!" Don't know that they referred to themselves directly as Cajun, but I do know that they considered that the Mardi Gras celebrations in Mamou, LA are the only genuine ones....& Mamou is certainly in deep Cajun country.
We hunkered down in the RV and made it through the very cold night. About mid-morning they got the boat motor running and went to pull in their lines. I went up a few sites where the water ...
... We booked to stay at an old Coffee warehouse that's been converted into a Hotel, called the Ambassador Hotel. The pictures on the internet looked good and when we roll up outside they did not lie! this place is cool! Its in the Old French Quarter and close to everything by the looks of it.
plus Valet parking too! perfect! and the valet knows which is the better car! haha Sorry Jim, but the boy knows speed when ...
... to go in. We settled on the tour guide named Finn who had just learned about the topic in class.
Stopped for lunch at Daisy Duke's. Fried green tomatoes, pizza, gumbo, oyster Poboy, baby daisy burger and Cajun fries.
Rode back to the river walk to try to take the ferry. It had just left so gates were closed. Got got in a downpour of rain on the way back to the car.
Rode out to the nearest plantation house, San Francisco ...
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