Sheraton Metairie New Orleans
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... I left the exhibit. It didn't take me long to leave the museum as I had no need to stop and read the story of the war on all the displays, as I already knew the story and the outcome of the war. I headed to the car. I saw that it was mid afternoon, the sun was high and I had parking payed until 2230. So I decided to walk to the French quarter, it was a bit of a walk, but really, it wasn't that far. I crossed Canal street with it's trams and onto the world ...
... guy sitting on a white jam bucket (the sort we put horse feed in) in the middle of an intersection with another jam bucket in front of him, drumming like crazy, people stopping to dance and throw him money as they pass. You can buy drinks and carry them in the street, you can even take them into other venues in some cases. The music places have signs outside saying "No cover" but signs inside saying "One drink minimum per set". They get you one way ...
... and fill out a visa form. When you fill out the form, in the box for your destination in Mexico put “transmigrante”. Important Note! You will obtain and fill out the visa form there at the frontier to get your passport stamped. However, the visas must be paid for at a bank in Mexico. The fee for the visas is $237.00, (pesos) for each visa. Sometime on your trip as you are travelling in Mexico this form must be paid for and ...
... not get told westernised Christmas stories. They are told tales of Papa Noel who delivers presents to all the good children in a long boat pulled by 8 alligators.
3. They do not sing about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. They sing about Gaston the Green-Nosed Alligator.
4. On Christmas Eve Louisianan's don't eat meat for the day in preparation for the welcoming of the Christmas period. They attend midnight mass and come home to a ...
... saw Tripod, named because he was missing half his right front leg and we also saw The Baconator, named because they saw him eat a small hog one day. On the way back to base we did see a hog and he was also feed marshmallows! When we got to shore there was a little baby gator under our step, he moved but only to the platform next to the step. Very cool. Also Mike had to guide the boat into dock so he needed someone to steer the boat, step up Renee!
Half an hour and back into ...
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