A hot summers day in New Orleans..
Trip Start Jan 03, 1976
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So far here, aside from lots of eating, we have held a baby alligator (which freaked me out! crazy people touching reptiles!! Anita will be proud) and went on an airboat, which was fun and fast, and toured a swamp. We have been on a paddle steamer, lazed by the riverside, sang karaoke, listened to jazz, been on a streetcar, ate, ate, ate and ate some more. Toured the French Quarter, especially as it was on our doorstep and visited a museum. It had a display called 'Katrina plus 5' which showed the same locations then and now, amazing to see. Also had a lot of first hand accounts of those who were here which were hard to listen and hear.
The first morning Michelle we arrived got us a little lost and we walked for quite some time through the poorer suburbs.. when she was trying to take us to the mansions - when we got there finally what a difference! We stalked Ann Rices house and then walked some more. Got to get rid of that donut for breakfast somehow! Oh and buffet for lunch.. We tried gumbo (ick) and a few other odd dishes, but gumbo was the winner for the worst.