Uncle Sam's Hotel
Travel Blogs from LaPlace
... in front of me obscuring not only all view, but also the sun, the moon and the stars! Paul's view remains unobstructed! The band however, is excellent and the vocalist they have (female) is amazing. We end up enjoying it hugely but only stay for 1 set. By the time we leave it is already close to 1 o'clock and we still have a lengthy hike back to the hotel. Plenty of revellers still out and about and looks like Bourbon St will party on till dawn, I don't know how they do ...
... Around 5 am a lady came around and kicked the beaches of seats and said good morning; the people on the floor were woken and everyone was asked to show their ticket. It was a bit of mayhem and some people woke to the realisation that they had missed their train whilst sleeping and the man next to me feigned looking for a ticket before deciding it wasn't worth it and he stopped pretending, swore and walked out of the Amtrak waiting room. The same Amtrak waiting ...
I'm on the flight from New Orleans to Miami. A chance for some retrospection.
So many things I didn't do in NO: I never rode the street car, never went to the Preservation Hall Jazz Club, never drank a Hurricane, never saw the Katrina-destroyed Lower 9th Ward, never saw the Mardi Gras Indians. But then, I did have my fill of beignets, did visit the above-ground cemeteries, did visit ...
... 14 feet) are so 'tame' that they lay their heads on the edge of the boats to receive their marshmellows and allow the captain to touch them and kiss them. However some are happy to receive the treat but are definitely off limits to human interaction.
In the first few minutes of our boat ride we saw some raccoons at the side of the river - Sheldon our guide threw them a marshmellow and then we went closer and he held out a couple of a stick and they ...
... opened our eyes to the scale of a war that killed 65,000,000 people across the world. That figure is incomprehensible. Nick's friend got us tickets to an amazing 4d WW2 movie directed and narrated by Tom Hanks and to an interactive experience inside a submarine while at war. Inside the sub, we were given a crew position then looked through the binoculars and went to war. It was a scary feeling being so involved. I'm not 'for war' by any means, but I do appreciate the ...
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