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... and very nice it was too - and we really mean that. Left a nice big tip just to be on the safe side!
Anyway here we are in the deep south enjoying a very sedate taxi ride to our hotel in New Orleans . What a change from that crazy stuff in NY. A lovely Creole lady driver who is driving very carefully while humming very tunefully. Sorry when we have to get out at our hotel.
Staying right in the middle of the French Quarter , on the corner of Bourbon and Canal Sts. Rather ...
... and bread pudding. I had ribs, mac and cheese and collard greens, yummy but the ribs were very spicy.
Just outside the eatery a brass band was playing... look like a high school band, very entertaining. We then headed towards a bar called Bamboulas to listen to some good blues. The singer was very talented on vocals and guitar even though he was at least 80 years old. Those old musicians are like a Timex "take a licking and keep on ticket".
... had the tuna sliders and they came out beautifully seared with a bright pink center... if you have ever met Caroline (or possibly ANY Kenyan) you would know that all proteins Must be well done. So after sending them back she was very happy with her well done re-fire. Polly was either feeling super healthy or had a death wish and ordered the Fat City with bacon and pepper jack. The Fat City is a deep-fried, cheese stuffed burger that made a puddle of cholesterol when he cut it ...
... and ate lunch.
Back on the road, and this is where the title came from, for about 10 miles it was bump, bump, bump every 10 ft or so. It felt kind of like the old exercise machine machine with the wide belt shaking your fat. Then to top it all off, it started to rain. Not a downpour, but just enough we had to use the windshield wipers. This lasted the rest of the way
We thought we would have no bridges until Baton ...
... Gras because it gets crazy enough here as it is. Liz and I have put a lot of miles on walking around the French Quarter and seeing everything, sampling all the different foods, listening to our favourite bands (Zydeco) and snapping a lot of pictures.
On one of our last days here, we booked a swamp tour of the bayou which was very pretty to see and quite informative. The alligators hibernate at this time of year ...