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... 1 year to decompose, after a customary period of 1 year and 1 day the lid is lifted and another body put on top. Pretty crazy, huh) New Orleans has several drainage channels and giant pumps that pump water out of the city. The main reason katrina demolished New Orleans wasn't necessarily the 350kmh winds. It was more the fact that the storm itself caused a lot of the water from the Gulf of Mexico to rise and push over towards New Orleans. This caused the protective ...
... afternoon siesta (for Ni) and Spain losing 2-0 to Chile (for James) we headed out to see what we could find. We opted for the Garden District as our introduction to New Orleans as this was closest to our hotel. After walking past several restaurants we went for the busiest restaurant we came across ‘The Rum House’. It was busy for a reason, the food was amazing! We opted for the 18 oz Ribeye Steak with grilled asparagus and melt ...
... stands painted in its original colours which they found during the restoration of the building when they chipped back the paint. The house has 6 slave quarters and big gardens (37 types of banana trees! And all other types of fruit and veg you could think of!) In 2004 the house was 80% destroyed in an electrical fire and the restorations were finally completed in 2006.
FUN FACT - It is believed that Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox tales came from this ...
We all really enjoyed the show and Polly quickly got on iTunes and purchased their album. This, to me, is the perfect souvenier to bring home from a musical vacation. See a band you like and buy their music, forget a t-shirt, that will wear out and won't take you back like listening to the music you first experienced there. In my case I obviously document everything so that I can remember the details. Either that or I am a total narcissist either way I hope ...
... dark earlier now.
Day 43 - 3rd November 2013
Graceland bound today which should be good, only a short drive to get there which made a change.
We were booked into the Graceland campground which is one of the best kept secrets by far, The Heartbreak Hotel which was right next to our campground was way more expensive and we had a cabin for really cheap.
There was a free shuttle to Memphis so we jumped on and wanted to check out and do the Sun ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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