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10.20 We are finally on the road in our big ole SUV. Well actually we're in a diner on the completely wrong road. I think that was my fault, Beverley is certainly of that opinion any way. I think we're now sitting in the real America, I miss the eggs Benedict form La Vacherie but this breakfast only costs 3.95. As well as sending everyone the wrong way I also managed to switch the radio on at ear shattering volume and it took us ten minutes to turn the bloody ...
Gemma said that to leave New Orleans was the first time she felt sad to be leaving a place. I would have to agree. Although leaving the lights, fast cars and fast drinking of Vegas felt like we were leaving somewhere on the 'bucket list', four nights there was enough for Vegas Vrigins. The smoke, gambling and seediness of the place became a little merged and we were ready to hit the road by Monday. New Orleans was as equally seedy with its drinking culture, fish ...
... at our site. They were so good, we did this twice. We found out that the washers and dryers at the campground were free to use. How Nice! While at the laundry, Shelley visited with two Cajun women who were watching their grand kids in the playground. What a wonderful experience. They talked about Cajun cooking and kids and pretty much solved the worlds problems. Got to love those Cajuns and their crawfish!
... is fair to say that Katrina affected the city of New Orleans more than 9/11 affected the city of New York. And no wonder.
Mardi Gras day itself was a wonder. I guess I just hadn't realized how extravagant the costumes could be - feathered birds on stilts, Louis XIV in his finery, a wearable functioning greenhouse, sexy, skimpy gossamers - no wonder Jakob had put so much time into his dinosaur. But, alas for ...
... a note here - New Orleans is very big on seafood - especially the type that sit on the bottom of the river. It's not unusual to catch a 120lb catfish (translates to about 50kg).
Then we headed off to walk along the water front and see the Mississippi with a paddle-wheel ship just heading off from the quay - it's horn was disconcertingly long and loud! It really took me back to the days of reading Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer.
We then headed off ...