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Weather: Very HOT & HUMID Start Temp 28.0C End Temp 32.5C
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 ...
... Mespero's in New Orleans Accommodations: Drury Inn Miles Driven: 266 miles Driven on Interstates: 169 (64%) Drive Time: 5:34(~48 mph avg) Weather: mid 80's most of the day, heavy rainstorm while canoeing which we all loved, mid 90's with humidity along the gulf coast Movie Watched: (none) Highlights: - nice breakfast to start the day - cool drive out to the canoeing location - great canoeing down the black river - getting caught in a very heavy downpour on ...
... a passing jazz parade. I was so excited!! I had just been explaining to Bobbee that I thought they sometimes did this in New Orleans and how amazing (but unlikely) it would be to actually witness one! So, after running down the street to find them, we joined the "parade". There was a police escort to take the congregation down the street. There were six jazz players and about 30 or so people walking and dancing down the street behind them. This ...
... usually rising to about 38 degrees and black clouds and thunder storms for about an hour each day.
Just back from Bourbon street is a street where the artisans hang out with their fantastic shops selling hand made jewellery, paintings, costumes, metal wear and loads more. We wandered this street many occasions, sometimes, peering in windows to visit later, or going in and admiring the works of art and having a chat with the artists. Luckily for Jon, those ...
... up front for the first time after being amazed by the magnitude if the delta when flying over it on the way in. The rest of New Orleans is like any other city, the French quarter being the highlight although I never felt completely safe in that city, after witnessing drunks, fights, drug deals under police noses and a car crash i would defiantly go back to New Orleans and especially northern ...
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