Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans Airport
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As we were in New Orleans there is of course one other thing you need to do and that is go on the Mississippi river. We booked an afternoon trip on the Creole Queen down to visit the site of the Chalmette Battlefield(on a plantation and bordered by a swamp and the Mississippi) which was where 5000 US troops, State Militia, volunteer soldiers and Pirates defended the port of New Orleans against the British numbering 10000 in Great War of ...
... the shrimp out of the sand which was explained that the mud from the Mississippi River leaches into the waterways and sweetens the shrimp because it lowers the iodine content of them and makes them so white. They are exported to Japan and China and referred to as the best shrimp in the world. Bubba Gump shrimping was only 40 miles away. He pulled his Metin and we saw a myriad of fish that were caught. He explained them to us and threw them back in. The seagulls ...
Surprise surprise, yep! You guessed it an early morning wake up call for us again. Checked out at around 7.45am and waited for Cajun encounters tour bus to pick us up! It was swamp time! The driver was cool, he narrated the whole way to the swamps. We passed through some of the devastation of what hurricane katrina did to New Orleans; even 9 years on and there is still a noticeable effect. 80% of New Orleans is under sea level with the 20% of it above sea level being around the ...
... our styrofoam cooler and stocking
up, we left it in our room and headed to Jackson Square. We just
wandered the quarter a bit this first day. Had beignets at Cafe du Monde.In the evening we headed up
to the balcony and had wine and snacks and watched the rather
interesting people go by on the street below.
I think having
traveled extensively ...
... This evening we had tickets to Preservation hall which is supposedly THE place to experience the history of jazz. I was worried that it might not be as good as expected but it was everything and more. Who knew the clarinet was so versatile! There was a pianist, not black, who didn't understand how jazz could rock the sole. Technically she was good but not a muscle twitched. The drummer broke ...