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... That way we get to see what's out there, hear the history, etc. Then we get off at the French Market in search of some lunch. We find a corner cafe with live jazz music playing. After lunch we board the Natchez Steam boat. First stop on the boat for Gordon, the engine room which still uses steam power. Then we get a cocktail and go take in the sights.
On returning to shore, we sit and absorbed the cities activities while waiting for our return shuttle ...
Day Two of New Orleans was just as good as day one. Maybe even better. We tried to find the Garden District - it's an area of New Orleans with stunning houses. We didn't manage to find it but we wandered about and saw some pretty cute houses anyway. It's hard to find food here. It's all seafood or red beans with rice. Managed to find a normal looking place only to be hassled by the most irritating man in America. We had to ask him to leave us alone cause he just ...
... we could just walk around and enjoy the area. The French Quarter really is a piece of Europe in American but not quite Europe as it truly is a result of mixture of French, Spanish, Negro, and Americans all creating a unique culture here. Reminded be in a way of Quebec also a little bit of Europe in the Americas. Well as I sit at the Louis Armstrong airport in New Orleans Marge and I prepare to say good-bye for now to New Orleans and head back to ...
... at the oldest licensed pharmacy in the U.S. It was interesting to see some of the various medicines that were used and to see how drugs like opium, morphine and heroin were legal and common at times in our history as medically approved drugs. Also interesting exhibit on the Aqua Vitae (i.e. liquor) also has had various phases as a commonly used item in the medicine chest. It was a small museum but enjoyable and Marge and I were glad we ...
... we headed straight for Bourbon Street,
The place was jumping, really up-beat.
Started at a pub, then a bar for jazz and blues,
And a few pints later, our sobriety we did lose.
We both loved New Orleans, the vibe was unique,
We recommend you come here, maybe stay a week.
Thursday for us was a mission complete,
We hit our final state – what a mighty feat.
Alabama was first ...
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