Much Mellower MLK Monday

Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
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Trip End Feb 21, 2014


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Monday, January 20, 2014

It sounded like someone was building a new bathroom above us in our hotel so we decided to head out and walk to the Garden District. It was a bit of a walk and part of me was wishing we had hopped on that green streetcar. A stop at Welty's deli on the way rejuvenated us for the rest of the walk there. 

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. 

~L

 
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