Travel Blogs from New Orleans
"And I wish I was in New Orleans,
'Cause I can see it in my dreams,
Arm-in-arm down Burgundy,
A bottle and my friends and me
New Orleans, I'll be there"
I wish I was in New Orleans, Tom Waits
Après avoir suivi l'impressionnant Mississipi (peut-être dix fois la Seine en largeur) pendant un bon moment, nous avons …
... had lost my pack of ciggaretes the night before. I bought him a smaller bottle than the king cobra he had requested in a lazy effort to justify buying alcohol for a crazy man, something i do not believe in, but he had been kind and positive so i bought him the bottle of bud anyways. I had a cigarette as we chatted some more outside, i asked him if i could take a picture of him and record him saying what made him so positive in life, to which he spoke into the len; ...
... conditions and despite our winters, frankly neither am I.
The first couple of days here were spent exploring and finding our way around the French Quarter. Our plan was/is to be in and out of here before Mardi Gras starts and from our initial impressions, its a good idea. Despite the cool temps, Bourbon Street was still very busy with tourists, vendors and locals.
We spent one morning photographing one ...
... that Elvis sang on when he was recording. She said we could get pictures holding it, I'm sure my Gran and Nan would be looking down smiling at this, a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Headed out after the tour to Memphis and to the famous Beale Street, this place was full of blues bars and some kids doing beackflips about 14 times down the middle of the road.
Walked down to see where Martin Luther King Jr was shot, when we arrived at the Lorraine Hotel there were ...
... on 9/25. Here I see a cruise leaving New Orleans three days later and returning to New Orleans on 10/6, the same day I was going to New Orleans anyway. The price is right. I am already going to New Orleans on a business trip. Single passenger discount. Fate. I cannot resist.
This week is going to be when I either reinforce or disavow my Carnival prejudice. If you choose to be, you are along for the ride. Here is the report from Day One.