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... went out to the New Orleans Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. We had our waitress take our picture at this new location. We then walked down to the Riverwalk Promenade and walked the mall. And then walked over to the restaurant Cafe Dumond for dessert, beignets. We then strolled back through the French Quarter to our hotel to watch TV and rest for our journey ...
... into the bayou - quite interesting but not a lot to see - till we get to the wild pigs - which stampede down to the boat as it approaches! They are destroying the environment, killing trees by digging around their roots, as well as the habitat of the native birds and animals, but they get fed marshmallows too! What won't they do for the tourist dollar? We are glad we did the trip but again are a bit put off by the commercialisation of the place.
Back to our hotel for a rest before ...
This morning I woke up feeling unbelievably exhausted. Maybe all the travelling and outdoor activities had eventually caught with me. Anyway we went off to find another breakfast venue based on a previous recommendation. Merchants on Common St. This was more like it. They sell crepes and I ordered a blue cheese, apple and honey one, followed by a chocolate one, delicious. Ian stuck with a spec ham, goats cheese and egg cabiatta. Coffee was good too.
What a great ride along the Bayou! We learned the difference between a marsh and a swamp. We learned about cypress knees (yes, knees!). Weekend homes (and even permanent ones) flourish along the bayou. Our guide was so knowledgeable, but the only wildlife we saw was a snowy egret and two lazy juvenile alligators. ...
... the smell of vanilla and caramel was mouthwatering and chocolate and nut toffees lined the display cabinet. The kids found some Salt Water Taffy (like Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer ate) and have bought some to bring back to Oz. Then we each chose a chocolate - Mase had a Mississippi Mud chocolate, I had a peanut, caramel and dark chocolate treat, Sam had a choc alligator, Matt had a mint chocolate and Jo chose a pink loveheart to give to Sam for Valentine's Day (the next ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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