Much Mellower MLK Monday
Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
158Trip End Feb 21, 2014
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We walked up Prytania St. and saw many of the elaborate mansion like houses lining both sides of the road. Next up was Lafayette Cemetary #1, with its rows and rows of monumental above ground vaults. I was surprised to see that people were still being laid to rest there. Meanwhile Chris was resting on a nearby bench...he was not feeling the best and the 2.5 miles we had walked already was not improving the situation.
Walking back we thought we would be able to get near the water quickly but we were sandwiched between warehouses and cement walls in front of the train tracks for a Loooooong time
Finally we reached the mighty Mississippi. We saw where the big paddle steamer took off every day but the boat itself was nowhere to be seen. Saw a selection of palm readers/fortune tellers/artists & musicians that line the streets daily.
Grabbed a peanut butter & bacon burger at Yo Mama's. I have to say it was pretty tasty though not sure if I would do it again. We split it since a fully loaded baked potato came with it. (mmm feeling fit)
Planning to attack the next morning a bit earlier we were in bed by 10 but not before a last trip to Deanie's for a ridiculous Bloody Mary complete with massive googly eyed prawn and a 'dessert' for me.
When we had left the hotel earlier in the evening the doorman said "good luck out there" which I think pretty much sums up the craziness of Bourbon Street and this was only a Monday.