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... our bus to come back and when he arrived everyone hurried to get on board for the AC. My plan was to spend the balance of my day at the World War II museum so I asked the driver if he could drop me close or let me know which hotel to get off at but to my surprise he said it was only a small detour so he would drop me off at the front door.
We drove on in silence, everyone burned out by the heat and the prop wash, the radio station was playing rock hits from the 70's ...
... thus far...Foundation of Funk at Tipitina's with George Porter Jr, Zigaboo Modeliste, Ivan Neville, and Tony Hall. That is one of the funkiest, grooviest shows I have seen in years. I'm a little worried that nothing will be able to top the audible ecstasy of this show.
I also had the pleasure of meeting up with Jim Payne, friend from SB, and had the true local experience of eating blue crab ...
Pretty uneventful train ride. The wifi didn't work, and in an almost empty carriage, we were allocated seats right behind a family who didn't know how to sit still. I spent much of the journey writing blog posts, listening to music and just gawping out of the window. Not that there was a lot to see. Oh and we managed to get a dinner reservation in the dining car, but there wasn't much excitement on the menu. We did arrive into New Orleans ...
... I avoided that street for the remainder of the trip. The smell is unbearable and most of the people are homeless, gypsies, or drunk.
The line to Acme Oyster House was out the door and down the street, so we opted for the shorter line at Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar across the street. It was packed but the service was speedy and the char-grilled oysters were excellent! We also split a fried seafood platter that was also very ...
... for $5. Also 40m walk to the trolley line which takes you direct to the French quarter. Activities Before arriving I didn't really know anything about New Orleans apart from it having a French quarter and hurricane Katrina causing a lot of destruction a few years back. I opted for a walking tour of the city by an organisation called friends of the Cambino. I am not sure what they are an organisation for to be honest. We were initially meant to have a little old lady ...