Sheraton Metairie New Orleans
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... people would go away from the French Quarter disappointed. Oh and I forgot to say, it's hot here! Real hot! This is the stickiest, most sweaty place I think I have ever been to! But everyone's in the same boat, so it's not so bad that you have embarrassing sweat marks all over your clothes! Gross! I met mum and Michael back at the hotel, and then we left straight away to take the streetcar uptown to the Garden District (aka mansion-ville!!). We had ...
... another hot, humid Southern day. We walked past the famous Bourbon St but I have to admit it didn't seem that impressive during the day. Lots of bars, adult shops and cheap souvenir stores (a bit tacky really). So we kept walking until we hit a lovely park called Jackson Square, which was much nicer. There were artists surrounding the entire park, each with wonderful paintings and art work. There was also a live jazz band playing in front of one of ...
... I heard the distinctive blues beat and we went in. There was a 4 piece playing (singer, guitar, bass and drums), and the guitarist was good, real good!!! We ordered drinks (a beer, and a champagne) and listened to the music.
The singer was a singer that sang the blues blue, I mean real blue - lots of sexual references - it was quite fun. After 3 songs they had a break, came around with the tips drum, and had a chat to the small crowd.
Another round ...
... course, cracks us up and it was only made worse when the pirate and
photographer approach our table and the photographer points at Becky and tells
the pirate, “This is the one I was telling you about”. This caused us to break
into laughter again, and I am not sure we stopped laughing about that the rest
of the night.
One of the interesting things about a cruise is the food and
... the infamous place that was the scene of a change in history almost 50 years ago. Maybe one day our kids will learn what really happened to JFK.
Crazy crazy city but on the first night, starving, we went into the first restaurant we came to that looked ok - wrong. The food was awful and expensive. However,the night was reprieved when, at the Old Opera House, we heard an incredible guitarist. Our second day went very well, starting with a ...