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... it's gorgeous districts and nice people. The vibe here is amazing. It's definitely going to be a highlight of the trip and will likely take the cake. It is only when you delve further out into lesser explored areas that you still see the effects of katrina and it's poverty/crime situation.
Today Gus and I went on an all day bus tour. The tour went out into the plantations that are about 1 hour north of New Orleans and follow the mighty Mississippi River. We ...
... the hot chocolate was sooo good!
After our tummies were satisfied we made our way back to the hotel to try and get into the ballroom to search for ghosts. At first we couldn't understand why we weren't allowed in. The lady at reception said it was closed from 10pm, apparently it was well and truly after 1am! Not sure where time went!!! Once again, ghost hunting had to be put on the back burner... we WILL get into that ballroom at some stage!
L & B x
... were still enjoying our gratis lunch (Thank you again Jeff and Sue, we so appreciated that delicious meal and will eat there again, even if you don't take us), Tyler and Polly stowed their belongings in the SUV and went to catch the first of their last day shows.
12:45pm French Market Traditional Jazz Stage: Tuba Skinny
Tuba Skinny is back from an exciting tour in Australia! After lots of great shows (and even home bush walks), we are settling back in ...
... and exercise." And then something about electrolytes. His name was brayden and when we departed i boarded one of the canal streetcars, from the window of which, a little girl waved at me with a sweet genuine smile. Arrived at a roadblock on canal, and a parade was occuring, with floats and bands and primarily lots of merchandise such as beads and cups and soft footballs were thrown. The parade passed and thr atmosphere was merry, i walked down bourbon and into the ...
... it. (mmm feeling fit)
Planning to attack the next morning a bit earlier we were in bed by 10 but not before a last trip to Deanie's for a ridiculous Bloody Mary complete with massive googly eyed prawn and a 'dessert' for me.
When we had left the hotel earlier in the evening the doorman said "good luck out there" which I think pretty much sums up the craziness of Bourbon Street and this was only a Monday.