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After sleeping in until 10am I felt sooooo good. I miss sleep! We all went out to a restaurant in the French Quarter that served all of the traditional New Orleans food like seafood, gumbo and other items. I had a Blackened Chicken Po Boy which was just grilled spicy chicken in a French roll. It was quite yummy. After we went out to explore the markets ...
... live Jazz. It was good as something different to anywhere else. They have a lot of trumpets etc and play the old school Jazz where as Bourbam street is very commercial and plays radio music! At about 2am, we headed back to the hostel (not before flagging a taxi and going through the Maccas drive through:) ) We woke up for 4th of July, went and got breakfast (Maccas again unfortunately - nothing else in the area that we knew of) and got some drinks to start the day off. We thought ...
... bikes, the rain was starting to set in so we headed home, dropped the bikes and returned to the city by bus. We overshot our drop off point… by now it was dark and raining heavily, so it was really difficult to figure out where we were! The bus driver was really helpful giving us directions and we made it back into the centre of music and food. Heading for the supermarket to get a few supplies, we ...
... in adjoining buildings because of fires
In the big house sons moved out of the main house at 15 years old into an adjoining building.
Girls were married at 12 – 13 years old to men often 20 years older
Had a mint julep - mint & lemonade – non alcoholic which was delicious and praline ice-cream - so good!!
... to go through Louis Armstrong Park and as soon as you get out of the park on the Treme side, it gets scary. This area has never recovered from Katrina, it is essentially a very poor suburb, getting poorer. It has fallen into major disrepair and basically, no-one (except the people who live here) seem to care. Anyway, the bar is only a couple of blocks from the park and we arrive without incident although I am packing it all the way.
Inside the bar it is ...