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Travel Blogs from Harvey
... across the street is the Desire- we didn't know it was part of a hotel- but it's open and they have shooters. It turns out to be a real treat. We order shooters and a 1/2 dozen on the half shell. There's also fried green tomatoes and crayfish ettouffe. Yummy! At the end of dinner our server hugs us. It was a nice touch even though I don't like that much contact with strangers.
... and sunny, no clouds anywhere to be seen. We had already read that the next day was going to be much cooler, so we wanted to make sure we took advantage of the best part of our suite while we could. And boy did we! After coming in and drying off by our fireplace, we decided to relax and have dinner at our place before heading out. We went out around 10pm figuring it would probably be late enough and things around the French Quarter and Bourbon St would be in full ...
... br> We visited the area where Hurricane Katrina caused most damage, to see how rebuilding has progressed. We also saw the Habitat for Humanity Musician's Village where the houses are painted bright colours in the Creole style.
New Orleans has many different styles of architecture. It's a city that you should fly into, stay Downtown, and walk around to appreciate it best. It ...
... cab – only $6 so well worth it. Am off tomorrow to explore the French Quarter either walk or bicycle (the people here have offered their bikes for me to ride). Will take some photos and put the blog up tomorrow. 23/8/12 Bed ok but OH NO freight trains nearby, and they love to sound their horn, at 4.30am, groan. Never mind its not as close as it was in St Louis L. Have got my ear plugs so that will be the plan for tonights sleep. Get up ...
... and double hurricane, I felt like I was on my way to a PItt Game with a "walking cup"!! We never did get dinner--too full from the beignets and beverages!!
Bourbon Street was an experience. Let's see, imagine seeing: a big burly man dress like a patriotic ballerina, hookers calling out "Hey Baby"--I was ready to defend my baby!!!, a man balancing on a ladder with a 2X4 balanced on his back, and colorful jello shots being sold ...
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