Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter
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Had a very good flight to New York where we travelled on to Nashville arriving at 5.15pm Nashville time which is 6 hours behind us. Picked up our people carrier. A white car this time. Found Hampton Inn and Suite no problem. Very nice room. We were quite tired but freshened up and went downtown to explore a bit. Very lively place with lots of music …
... town. We went up (for free) to enjoy the view and to see what can be seen from up there. We also took a walk through the corridors, and read about the assassination of one of the governors that happened in the corridor in front of his office in the thirties, I think. There is still a bullet hole in the marble pillar!
Baton Rouge is no New Orleans, so it was quiet, but what we did find was a nature park where they had built a boardwalk through ...
... I loved it! The band was fantastic and the feature singer was just what I had expected scatting Jazz to sound like. The venue was über cool also! The next day mum and Michael had a sleep in whilst I went on a free walking tour of the French Quarter. My guide was from Adelaide originally but has lived in New Orleans for 8 years and knew a lot about the town. She was great, but she was lucky she has so much amazing material to work with here. ...
... you in the face as soon as you walk out of a building. Just like Brisbane.
We hopped into a cab (its cheaper and faster than the airport shuttle!) and arrived at our hotel. Along the way our taxi driver gave us a bit of a commentary on what we were passing, like the Superdome and the beautiful cemeteries. Its custom here to bury people above ground in crypts, as New Orleans actually sits on a water table - in some places you ...
... we made for the noise. When we got to the street corner in question, we were blown away by about 12 black dudes playing every brass instrument you can think of. They were unbelievable. We stood watching them and dancing in the street for about 15 minutes. Lots of fun. We headed back around to Bourbon St and ended up in a place called 'Spirits in Bourbon'. Inside they had 2 Grand Piano's back to back and 2 jokers duelling on the pianos. They were brilliant. So much ...
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Had a lovely meal here, tried Cajun food, delicious.
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