Park View Guest House
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... around at the size of the other customers and decide not to indulge. Go back to Gumbo's that we passed earlier and enjoy some plain old bacon and eggs although somehow Guy managed to get grits with his- a southern specialty (sort of runny porridge) that they serve with everything - we are having trouble appreciating it! Breakfast over we head back to Canal St and buy 3 day passes for Street car and take a few site seeing rides up and down and around. Head back to our hotel as we ...
... a Jazz bar inside a nearby hotel and head a cocktail while listening to a great group playing. Once they were done we decided to stay for the main act and so grabbed a couple more drinks. Turns out the main act was Irvin Mayfield, a young Grammy Award winning Jazz artist who is one of the biggest names in the Jazz world. What a coup to see him such a small and intimate venue. We seem to have a knack of finding great things to see and to, great timing of our visits also ...
... to come back, circle your X and leave her an offering. We did not make any wishes.
We walked back through the French Quarter towards Royal Street, passing the Lafitte Blacksmith Shop Bar, which is supposed to be the oldest bar in New Orleans, and the Cornstalk Hotel. Royal Street was great, as it was cordoned off for different street performers, such as magicians and music acts – including an amazing fiddle duo who we watched for ages. As we walked ...
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I'll digress briefly to note my observations of US 'restrooms'. Compared to Australia they are generally cleaner, many have automatic flushers, hand-sensor taps and motion sensitive paper towel dispensers, which appeals to my clean freak sensibilities.
Unfortunately the kids weren't allowed to enter the Exhibition as it was the last day and they were serving alcohol and only 18+ had access. The kids and I had been hoping to have a ...
... And prices are a bit more in line with Aussie prices.
Dotted between all these places are voodoo shops, witchcraft shops and a vampire boutique. It's quirky as hell. But to escape the sleaze, you need only turn a corner. Almost immediately you are surrounded by older world French quarters, art galleries, specialty stores and nice restaurants.
Bourbon Street first thing in the morning is a whole other experience. Less ...