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... You'd think that so many people visit this street, the city would keep it clean, maintained and looking great, but sadly no. The footpath was made of brick and random bricks were missing and the path was uneven. I saw a lady fall when she stepped her high heel into a missing brick space. The road was asphalt but the gutters were brick and concrete. The asphalt was chipped and broken on the edges leaving large holes full of still water. Pot holes on the road ...
... for our Haunted Tour of the French Quarter.
The turnout was so much larger than we had anticipated and there were so many lame looking tour guides, so we were quite relieved to get Bill who we concluded was a retired alcoholic who needed money for booze and just so happened to know a lot about the macabre side of the city.
Despite the wealth of information I can't really say it was very memorable, and I think I would have had ...
... of gold records which he got for selling millions aswell as loads of his famous suits. We went into the room where he spent his final few hours and the piano which he played his last song on. Outside in the meditation garden was where his grave was next to his parents and some family.
Got loads of pictures in and around his house, I feel really lucky to have done that.
Went back over the road and took a visit to a few more places which had loads of memorabilia ...
... to head back to the French Quarter. We even caught the Canal Street car to take us all the way back to the French Market.
However, when we got to our hotel, we realized we needed some "supplies" (aka, wine and beer) so walked back over to CVS (after failure at Verti Marte to find what we needed) and found severely discounted wines ($5 for an $18 bottle). Score!
After siesta and wine on ...
... came to the window to see had anyone found her bag on the bus 'what was in it' braked the female attendant 'oh just my knife' replied the loosee - as you do. It was time now to board our next bus.
Farewell Texas - A place I will most defiantly have to revisit - a great start to our North American Adventures
So while sitting on the 6 or so hour bus to New Orleans Cathal was gifted the task of finding us a place to sleep..... I am kind like that. No easy feat as all ...
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