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... br> Tricia was as wonderful as we remembered from last year and I went up and purchased her CD and after the show got her to sign it. This was certainly a better experience than the crowds at Dr. John. On our way back to the Hotel, Caroline suggested getting a couple of frappechinos for Ayana to thank her for taking care of us so far. This set in motion a series of events nearly culminating in me pitching a fit in a CVS.
... and the subject of gumbo came up; I said I had almost gone over there after they retired for the night and checked to see if there was anything left in the pot. What could the poor guy do but offer us a taste? That taste turned into a container enough for 2 meals! Incidentally, their version of gumbo is Cajun-style...includes smoked pork, hen, sausage, the usual seasonings/onions/peppers, and hard-boiled eggs.
We wanted to get ...
... in the Bayou LaFourche area. We now had a plan.
Having called ahead, we sped along the back roads to Kraemer, paying attention to the sugar cane trucks on the road. We arrived just before 11 am, only to wait for another 20+ minutes while Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours tried to locate an available captain. Our captain, who worked the midnight shift at the power plant, was aroused from his sleep. ...
... a guidebook and I couldn't remember what was worth seeing in the area. We were hungry and I did manage to remember Luke was in the CBD and was recommended so, we ended up wandering towards Luke and had lunch. I had some more oysters (day 3 of oyster eating for me!) and salad and seafood gumbo. I do recommend their mint julep as well!
We headed back to the hotel, stopping at a used bookstore on Decatur, then at the NO School of Cooking to ...
... Quarter. They lead us to a swanky wine and cocktail bar who unfortunately did not have any mint. After a few glasses of wine, a smooth waiter and a gourmet meal next to pianola we stumbled back into the French Quarter to find our Mint Julep and Hurricanes at Pat O'Brien's bar on Burboun Street. On the way out from Pat's we stopped to sing ...
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