A'Etiennes French Inn
Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... course meal called a reveillon (awakening) dinner. They eat and celebrate until sunrise and then go to bed and sleep for the day.
After returning to New Orleans, Tisha and I hopped on board the Natchez Steamboat for a cruise on the Mississippi - another dream of mine realised. As we sat on the deck I tuned out all the noises around me and just sat and imagined the river in the times of Mark Twain and Tom & Huck and just immersed myself ...
... was face to face with the New Orleans Saints store! There was no mistaking that I had arrived!
I found a comfy chair in baggage claim to wait for Kristin and told Chris I was still in one piece. As I sat there chatting, I could feel my skin getting stickier and sticker. Ugh! It's soooo humid!!!! Thankfully, Kristin soon joined me and we caught a cab ride to our hotel. Out the windows, the street was lined by cemeteries with tons ...
... an hour and a half and then went back to the b&b.
So a half a tick off the bucket list!!!
On our last full day we went on a paddle steamer ride in the good 'ol Mississippi. Quite relaxing. A river not dissimilar in colour to the Yarra, but extremely wide, averaging about 100 metre wide. We had lunch and enjoyed the tones of the jazz band.
The Mississippi was full of barges being pushed along by what looked like small tug boats, but ...
... sit outside for lunch. Nick felt he had to get in the spirit with a starter of seafood gumbo which he awarded 9 / 10 for taste, although he admitted afterwards that in any other setting it would probably only rate a 3 / 10. I had a shrimp dinner while Nick followed up with Crab stuffed with crab!
The afternoon was spent strolling around the French Quarter with its evocative shops and buildings with flower ...
... Gras means Fat Tuesday and that is the end of the
celebrations and ...
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