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Our first day in New Orleans started off with the neighbours alerting us to a children’s parade from all the local schools coming down Esplanade so we went to watch and got our first taste of carnival. It was really cool, all the local schools and churches were marching and baton twirling, and they were throwing out beads to the crowd. So we chatted to the neighbours and watched for a while, and then headed home to drop off our first strings of ...
... since two holidays ago.
Sean was interested in going to Pat O'Briens to try the Hurricane. The place has a large courtyard where the bar staff were more than enthusiastic to serve them. Truthfully none of us liked them that much, so Ted suggested Long Island iced teas which were better.
After that that we went to another bar and had Hand Grenades which are served in long plastic cups which you can take with you. Louisiana has a lot of bizarre rules - you can't take ...
... these tall green bulbous flasks that were a local drink called a hand grenade. From reviews and what I'd read about Bourbon Street I must say my first impressions were quite different. Some people had written the place stank of vomit and horse mess, but whilst I did later see a pile of horse poo courtesy of the local Police who ride them, it was fresh and not offensive at all. No more than the cuban cigar I had going. The streets weren't muddy either, but a lot ...
... we realised that the Garden District was going to be off the agenda – there was no way we were going to have time to make our way all the way across town on the traditional trolley and enjoy it before returning on time to collect our car. Therefore, we decided that lunch was in order.
And that order was a pair of Po Boys – traditional N'Awlins sandwiches –thick soft baguettes topped with a variety of meats, cheeses, relish and salads. There was a huge ...
... home-cooked American pancakes. They didn't look perfect, but tasted pretty good for a first attempt.
We took the street-car to the French Quarter. The street cars are pretty cool in all aspects but temperature and were a great way to get into the main part of the city. We spent the next few hours wondering around the French Quarter including Bourbon Street...We were actually dissappointed with Bourbon Street. It has become ...