La Quinta Inn & Suites Slidell - North Shore Area
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... back through the outer edge of the French Quarter to our RV
Waking up Sunday we had very heavy fog. I had planned to drive through some of the outer wards to see the damage and recovery in process from Katrina. We took off with an intended stop again at Café Dumond for an early morning sugar fix. As we were enjoying our coffee and biegnets we were looking out on the foggy street and had ...
... backpack and general look proceeded to chant "India! India!" while pumping his fist in the air...everyone it seemed knew where I was staying!
The flags fluttering outside were a dead give away and I hurried inside to secure a bed for the night. There were plenty of people hanging around and I heard a dozen different languages and accents, it felt so strange to be staying in a hostel after so long just being in people's homes! My room buddies were nice ...
... they were really refreshing with it being so hot. We watched a lot of street performances and live music, laid in the park, drank by the Mississippi, watched the parade, had a 'po-boy' which sounds more interesting then it actually is (essentially a sandwich) and watched the World Series with some more beer. When that finished we headed down Bourbon street which was incredible. All the bars give you drinks in plastic cups so you can ...
... pictures and ice-cream. Reading Lisa’s lonely planet guide afterwards, we realised that we were almost in a bad neighbourhood . Oops! All’s well that ends well!
We find a motel just outside of town and bed down for the night.
Today’s agenda is bayous, swampland and anything in between. We map out a course to take and head out, south. Louisiana really is an interesting place. Going south of New Orleans is very very flat, most ...
... They are buried in tombs above the ground and "stacked" in the tombs. The tombs can only be opened after a year and a day and then the contents are taken out and disposed of. These tombs are called " ovens" because they literally bake the contents in the summer heat.
*** The poor areas are only a block away from the "rich" areas and they still practice voodoo
One final story from our New Orleans trip. I have to tell you that Kevin PUSHED me off ...