Back from the Big Easy

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mem, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Mem

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    That's N'Awlins for those who don't know, and New Orleans for those that still don't know.

    I left Monday morning and it was a 12 & 1/2 drive from south Florida. I had a free 3 night stay at Harrah's due to my past visits to Atlantic City. Monday night I got there almost at 7 PM. I gambled a bit at the casino and went to sleep.

    Tuesday I went to the French Quarter. The Hotel was only a block from where the French Quarter started. I went the long way and went to Jackson Square and walked around a bit. Later that day I took the ferry ride across the Mississippi River and back.

    Wednesday I went to the French Quarter again and to the French Market. It is sort of a flea market with mostly t-shirts and souvenirs. I also walked down Bourbon street. I was surprised that it was not as wide as I had expected. I did see a gay bar along the way. It did not have a name, but had many rainbow flags outside of it.

    Wednesday night there was a parade and I was lucky that it was walking distance to where I was. It was not in the French Quarter. It was supposed to start at 6:30 PM. It didn't start til 8:15 PM. I also ate a huge, delicious funnel cake. I was also lucky that the weather held up since they were thinking of canceling it due to thunder storms.

    The nice thing is that you can drink alcohol on the street as long as it is not in a bottle. The parade was very cool. It started out slow and only three floats came by and then it stopped. I started walling back and then I found out that it would continue. About 10 minutes later the rest of the parade came by. I ended up in a great spot between two sets of bleachers. In the spot I was in there was only me and a lady and a man. I ended up with about 80 bead necklaces.

    Thursday I left at around 11:15 AM and drove to an area that I was told was badly affected by Hurricane Katrina. There were many abandoned houses in that area. The ride home took about 12 hours. Overall it was a very nice time.
     
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    Glad you had a safe trip!
     
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