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... which is made up of 24,000 acres of marsh, swamp and hardwood forest. It has walking trails and a fascinating visitor center. It also has alligators but apparently it is too cold for them as well and they are buried in the mud. Another time or place, I'm afraid.
As it has been on this entire trip, we feel like there is so much more to see than time allows. Sadly, we must move on to our next destination, which will be around Biloxi, Mississippi. For now..
... waiting outside in the cold! It’s a new museum with many exhibits not yet complete, so it was just half price! We had an enjoyable time there, then headed back into the city to have some lunch – Crawfish and Prawn Po’boys (essentially sandwiches) then headed off for a tour of the Bayous. Firstly we had a half hour drive out of the city, including a trip on a really long bridge over ...
... search of aid-free ambulation.
Saturday afternoon and evening were spent at the Fringe Festival, a showcase for experimental theatre, dance, and various other art forms. The girls had a chance to listen to a harpsichord player and watch a magic show in the early afternoon; in the evening, we saw a hilarious puppet show and watched an absolutely brilliant dance-acrobatic troupe. All 5 of us were mesmerized... if any of you gets a chance to check out the Paper Doll ...
... I was planning to have lunch at G W Finns, but the girl at reception convinced me to try the Red Fish Grill in Bourbon Street instead. According to the sign hanging outside over the footpath it's been voted the best seafood restaurant in New Orleans four years in a row. Not surprisingly with a reputation like that, there were already quite a few tables filled even though it was still only 11.30.
Lovely space with the outlines of sea creatures etched into the ...
... to the city (literally), but today I am happy to take her advice. Paul still wants to use the bus but I actually insist and we get a cab and meet a very nice french-speaking man originally from Haiti who also speaks creole and Cajun. He is interested in talking to us about Australia and where we have been and where we are going. Love talking to locals, you learn so much!
We arrive at the hotel in one piece and it's a nice place. After a quick freshen-up, ...