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... Deparc petitioned his friend Thomas Jefferson (yes the president) for some land. Jefferson secured a huge lot of land and gave it away for free for his loyalty, The fun thing about this plantation was that it was run by four generations of women as creole's didn't believe woman were inferior. The smartest one in the family got the plantation when it was passed on. Elisabeth was the next mistress of the plantation. She was the grandmother of Laura and it ...
... and villages, along with some nice stretches of green countryside. According to our GPS, it took us about 40 minutes longer, but we may well have been tied up at the traffic jam at least that long. As we got further south, we found ourselves in more and more marshlands, with old concrete viaducts carrying us over the bayous, some of them 4 or 5 miles long. We turned in the car to Alamo at about 7 pm and caught a taxi in to our hotel in New Orleans. Again, the US car culture was ...
... the next 2 hours just waking and wandering the streets, watching street performers of all types, looking at artists paintings and watching them paint. Walking through the French market, Steph was trying on a million masks and fell in love with one that later became impossible to find..thus she left without one…Next time! We did however see a giant chair in a hotel and joke about ending up on it one night..which we did ..on our last night randomly, dressed ...
... there were some houses that will never be rebuilt. We drove through a neighborhood built for local displaced musicians by, among others, Harry Connick Jnr. Henry told us about the flood levees and showed us how far below sea level much of the city sits at.
We stopped for a visit at St Louis cemetery, where they bury the dead above ground, often placing multiple family members in the same tomb. We also stopped at the city park in ...
... café was very cute and the beignets and fresh-squeezed lemonade were delicious. We also wanted to do a city tour so we visited an official visitor's center and they recommended the City-Cemetery tour from Cajun Encounters. We received a nice guided tour of the city, seeing and learning about:
- Saint Louis Cemetery #3
- French ...
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