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Had a great day today. Started the day off by visiting the cemeteries in New Orleans. All graves sites have to be above ground as New Orleans is below sea level and the water level is just two feet underground. If you try to bury someone underground they would just 'pop' back up aboveground. The ‘old’ (Historic) Catholic cemeteries are very run down and some of ...
Drove off the interstate today down through the bayous. Interesting little towns but as it was Sunday, nothing was open.
A quick walk Through the French Quater market and streets to stretch the legs before getting tea and heading for Bourbon St.
Bourbon St. Someone described it as the armpit of America. Yes. It was smelly. Yes it was dirty. Yes it ...
... and pasta it was really good! Then we went into bourbon street got some to go drinks of hurricanes then headed to the Mississippi River to see the Fourth of July fireworks and festival celebrations. The festival/fireworks were good, I still think the marlins game fireworks were better though. We then headed to a karaoke bar called the cats meow and met up with Brian's group, we went in, had a couple of drinks and then ...
... on it. Josh almost died on his first bite - the best food he has ever eaten apparently! My gumbo (thick soup with prawns in it) was super tasty too. And all for $20
Bellies full we headed down to Bourbon St. How do I describe Bourbon st? Imagine the trashiest pub or club you know. Then multiply it by a hundred or so. Oh yeah and drinks are $5 or less. Shot of Jaeger - $5. Bloody Mary - $5. 3 for 1 beers. Cocktails and slushies ...
... which is where the locals go. Met the browns at their hotel an hour late, they had not set an alarm and were still asleep. Jeff had to go down to put his finger in the Mississippi river and then we just wondered round looking at the sites. Listed to the jazz bands all around the city went to the French market and stopped for lunch of jambalaya, gumbo and drinks. Took the trolley car to canal street and then the rain came!!#@* had drinks ...
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