Audubon Garden Cottage
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... just me and my darling wife, whom I never would have met had I listened to the nay sayers along the way. Deanne received her own significant tattoo later on Frenchman Street from "Downtown" tattooist Justin, who drew her a Fleur de Lis atop a crossroad. This symbol connected Deanne to her liberated youth in France when she worked on a boat that bore the same emblem. It also connects her to New Orleans where the Fleur de Lis is the local symbol, and ...
... temperature is around 33 already and the humidity is really high.
We were taken around some of the places that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. A lot of the city has been re-built and all the locals say that its one of the best things that could have happened in the long run as it is now a much nicer place.
This is one of the lovely houses that survived.
... not only did it rain, it poured down. No one but the guide was prepared with an umbrella.
Along the way we learned other interesting facts about very old New Orleans history involving writers such as Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Brian showed us an original mosaic that was still in good condition. Very interesting! Everyone had fun and got a good buzz on. We've made plans to party with our SF friends tomorrow night. One of the great things ...
... sleep deprivation and abnormal alcohol intake but I don't think that was the sole reason for him nearly purchasing a $2000, 4 foot by 5 foot painting of Louis Armstrong. He did resist though he took the artists information and continues to debate going back for the portrait. honestly the painting is likely worth it, the skill was in evidence and was actually the same artist who designed the official French Quarter Poster for this year.
After lunch we drifted back ...
... which consisted of three courses and a glass of wine for $35. Superb bargain for the quality of the food and venue. For appetizers, Maggie had the FRIED OYSTERS with crumbled bleu cheese, chopped bacon, and Remoulade sauce and I had the JUMBO SHRIMP with caramelized onions, roasted jalapenos and red pepper cream cheese. My SECOND COURSE was the GRILLED BREAST OF ...