Hampton Inn Covington
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... to check our bags onto the American Queen Steamboat as our cruise sails today. Surprise, surprise... Our boarding passes show that we have the late dinner seating. Wonder how that happened!!??
Once our bags were check in, we caught the Canal Street streetcar to City Park at the end of the line. The streetcar became jammed packed as more and more people going to the Jazz Fest at the show ground climbed on board.
Covering an area ...
... calculations, the Ark would hold about 222 RVs.
Today we plan the next leg of our journey – a visit to Austin to see family. Evidently Austin is “THE” place to be in March. Spring break is in full swing and results in the coming and going of college students throughout the entire month. Additionally, the Austin Rodeo runs from March 14-28 and the “South by Southwest – interactive, film and music festival” ...
... as eating the prawns was messy !
We had the following food:
BBQ shrimp - my favourite
Softest warm bread to mop up the sauce
and an amazing dessert.
After that they took us to see the Mississippi River and their planation style home which is on the Mississippi ...
... that they originally came here in the 1900s when a Spanish shop over turned and the pigs they had on board swam to land and just re produced. We went and seen what he called as an Indian village, I don't know why it wasn't very Indian. All of the houses couldn't be reached unless it was by boat, most of them were old and tattered, the foundations of some of them looked as though they were going to fall through any moment, they had been badly hit by the hurricane! And you ...
... it was a case of who can grab the check first. Joleen won so she payed.
We then drove to the Audubon Zoo via some of the more stately avenues of New Orleans. Beautiful old houses and trees.
The first exhibit in the zoo is a big flock of orange/pink Flamingos. Then some Whooping Cranes. Fantastic. The next part of the zoo was fairly old fashioned with not many animals I had't seen before, except Patas Monkeys ...