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... Lafayette Cemetery. I was interested to walk around there as a trippy scene from my favourite film Easy Rider was filmed in there. Also Interview with a Vampire had scenes shot inside. We got there 7 minutes before it closed right on dusk. Nice and creepy. Then a very tattooed bride walked through. Her husband followed in full gangster gear.
That night we decided we better try the famous Bourbon st which is a must do. However we lasted about 2 ...
... on our way.
When our carriage ride ended, it was around 2pm which was the perfect time to head "home" for a rest. While resting, the rain that had been threatening all day started so we had good timing.
After a couple hours, it was still raining but we headed out again--to Molly's at the Market, this time because I wanted a frozen Irish Coffee (which was good but this bourbon on the rocks drinker is not entirely sure that there ...
... We make calls about swamp tours whilst cray speed walking to the cemetery.
Swamp tours are over $40 - no thanks!
We see Marie Laveaux's tomb - the infamous voodoo queen who is still believed to grant wishes to those who mark/kiss her tomb three times and leave an offering. The offerings left are somewhat random and the tomb is covered in crosses.
The cemetery is ...
... captain grew up swimming in the bayou, hunting alligators, and eating frogs, turtles, and birds, proudly announcing the only bird in the bayou he's never eaten is the Blue Heron. We will say he was very knowledgeable about the area and a great guy. We were the only ones doing the morning tour (traveling in the off season has been wonderful!) so we had the captain to ourselves. We ...
... to raise the flags and he would then take care of us, which was nice, plus an opportunity to get some photos, they raise a US flag, and flag for the fallen heroes from the Vietnam War as well as the Florida Flag, I got some nice photos.
As well whilst waiting the scenery was just beautiful and I could have snapped pictures all day.
We headed back up the the Caves and went on a trail walk, which took us through swamps and marshes, again the photo ...
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