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Travel Blogs from Mandeville
... out to find. PJs may or may not be good because on the way I discovered a small trendy cafe called Merchant which produced rather fine coffee and very close to base. After a large (triple shot) cafe latte, I think I am ready to face the day.
Paul has a plan mapped out which includes a trolley ride out to the Garden District, then back into town along Canal St and out to City Park to visit the NO Museum of Art (NOMA). This sounds good to me and the trolleys ...
... others to find lunch. Food however was not going to happen and instead I just sat there and watched whilst the others enjoyed po-boi sandwiches. We were then booked on the voodoo tour and headed to the museum to meet our guide. I lasted all of 5 minutes and realised this wasn't happening and began the walk back to the town house - well run actually. As soon as I was back I hopped into bed and here I stayed till the next ...
... a Heritage site and opened to the public. There are currently baby oaks on the other side of the house that are only 160-180 years old.
FUN FACT - This is where Beyonce filmed her video clip for 'Deja Vu'. Many movies and tv shows have been filmed here over the years too.
We jumped on the bus and headed to our next stop after taking some pictures. Along the way we passed the Evergreen Plantation. For all you movie buffs this is the Plantation ...
... I admit I didn't write it all by the bridge - I took a break from costume making to polish the purple prose. Gotta make it an early night tonight. Jakob tells me we get up at 5AM tomorrow for The Big Day. Fat Tuesday. Maybe I'll write about it if I survive.
Y'all take care.
... share some fish. Instead, they fired up the gumbo pot outside on the picnic table. I think we may have had PB sandwiches.
Visited with the two guys that were across the way with their very nice trailers and wives. Can't believe we didn't exchange names, but they were offshore petro workers in their early 40s spending time at Chicot doing what they love to do...fish, talk, and generally enjoy themselves. "Down here in LA we ...