Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown
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... cab turned up for us!
The water and humidity affected me yesterday, so I happily stayed inside, but this afternoon we braved the weather and caught the local bus. Amazing it cost only 40 cents each into the centre of the city. Despite the thunder and cloud bursts, we explored the French market which was fascinating with lots of foods, and exquisite masks for Mardi Gras processions.
This city is still trying to recover from the effects ...
We made it to New Orleans and to our first solid destination the New Orleans Jazz fest.
We have been in the USA for a week now and it has been a pretty tough week, with the Flights the paper work, the traffic the delays for parts and few mishaps and just getting used to the cultures.
Over the seven days we have had a few days and moments of actual holiday walking the river in San Antonio, a camp ground pool, a few nice dinners out and ...
... to a guide we overheard.
On the way back to the hotel we called into a big sports store on Canal Street that Ian had seen yesterday as he is trying to buy a Dallas Cowboys play shirt for his number 2 daughter. Noo Awwlins is the home of the New Orleans Saints. As I said to him, it's like going into a Man City fan store and asking for a Man Utd shirt. Of course they didn't have any....
After a snooze and lunch at the Brew Pub just along from the ...
Breakfast quite crowded, spoke to the Indian manager & yet again he had lived in England for 25 years, he sold his corner shop in Leicester and bought this franchise & he'd now been here for 25 years. Put on our shorts as it's really hot today at last & made our way to the Varsity theatre - there was a long queue of students outside, turns out not for football but waiting for it to open at 11 for brunch, must be good. Explained to the waitress we wanted the ...
... no spare rooms in the hotel, brave Matt opted to sleep on the floor with pillows, seat cushions and some bedding to pad things out.
Friday morning was our swamp tour with Cajun Encounters. Unusually for us we left late, had a few mess ups with the directions but finally arrived with a few minutes to spare before the tour left thankfully!
The tour was absolutely fantastic and well worth it! We were on a small, flat boat with another family, so a total of ...
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