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This is our last day in New Orleans so thought we would explore further afield. We bought a days pass on the local buses for $3 each and caught the bus first to Canal Street and then onto the Garden District. This is a lovely area with many grand houses. We visited the local cemetery Lafayette where all the famous films have been shot. We found it in a better state of repair than the one we saw ...
... Southern food is really delicious, particularly if you like seafood and everything deep fried; - The cemeteries are actually really interesting because everyone is buried above ground in vaults. However when you learn the details of what's involved it's kinda disgusting. The bodies are actually being cremated slowly over time. Some of the vaults have as many as 30 people's remains in them. I could go into it further but it's yuck; - ...
... Bourbon beforehand and we're told to stick to Frenchmen instead. This is where we found ourselves, looking for food, and a few drinks before heading home for our early wake up call.
We ended up in a place named Bamboulas, which was actually pretty good. They had a decent band playing, and the food was tasty... though they had run out of coconut shrimp ...
... the pool was not heated so no one could use it. Temps were high 60s. Biloxi was a novelty for us because we didn't realize it had casinos, newly rebuilt, 11 of them in all. Kind of like a little Las Vegas. Pretty much all the cleanup is done from Hurricane Katrina but many of the waterfront establishments have not been rebuilt. We toured the Biloxi Visitors Center and lighthouse. The ...
... a bowl of Gumbo, a few beers and of course a Hand Grenade, New Orleans most powerful drink. They wouldn't tell us what was in it, all we could taste for sure was a watermelon flavor. But we loved the design of the glass, it has a long handle that is easy to hold on to and doesn't get the drink warm.