Dancing in the rainSeptember 6, 2016 in the United States ⋅
Learn to dance in the rain
Learn to dance in the rain
Gerade knappe 2 h einen bezahlbaren Parkplatz fürs selfparking gesucht... da das Hotel für den Parkdienst 39$ verrechnet. Morgen hoffentlich mit neuen Eindrücken zur Stadt...
Neuer Tag, neue Eindrücke: das French Quarter ist überlaufen, aber sehr schön und überall gibts was zu sehen. Im French Market unseren 1. Alligatorburger verspiesen, die Froschschenkel und die Schildkrötensuppe haben wir ausgelassen... Und heute mal wieder warm gehabt bei 24 Grad:-)
Am 9.12 waren wir im Audoben Insectuarium and Butterfly Garden. Sehr spannende Ausstellung zu Insekten mit noch nie gesehenen Tieren. Die 2 prächtigen Flusskrebse (crawfishes) kann man hier in Lousiana fast überall essen... Anscheinend kommen 25% der verspeisten Flusskrebse in den U.S.A. aus Lousiana.Read more
vi valgte å sjekke ut Burbun street på dagtid. festen var i full gang allerede kl 1330. vi ble flere gang tilbudt tre shot for prisen av to. og det var en resturankjede på vert gatehjørne som reklamerte for "pizza and daiquiri" veldig rar opplevelse egentlig. vi gikk gjennom den litt senere på dagen å (fremdeles lyst ute) og da var det damer i bikini eller mindre i nesten vær døråpning som inviterer folk med seg inn.Read more
Well after a very pleasant immigration clearance, the quickest and easiest we've ever had in the US.
We went for our first walk around New Orleans, mainly in the french quarter.
In the cold light of day it was a bit run down and seedy.
But later on in the evening it became colourful and vibrant.
Only three of us went out in the evening as Sheila wasn't up to it after all the walking we did in the morning.
So she missed her voodoo reading, I just hope Dr John doesn't put a hex on us....lol.
Anyway the first place we hit was Laffiettes old blacksmiths shop, which is the oldest bar in the french quarter.
Out was ok, but a bit dark and dismal.
We got talking to a group of lads from Texas who were on a stag weekend.
We moved on to a couple of other bars and then to a bar called The Funky Pirate Blues Club, which was brilliant, the band was superb, the did all the old blues stuff by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and guys like that.
Another bar whose name escapes me had a young rock band on, so we had Led Zeppelin and the like.
The one thing we didn't hear on Bourbon St was jazz, which was a shame.
On the street though there were lots of different entertainers ranging from a guy making fantastic music on a plastic bucket to break dancers dancing on a huge chess board.
All in all we had a great but very tiring day...think I'm getting to old for all this partying, in fact I don't think it I KNOW! it.
If we visit New Orleans again which I'm sure we will, Bourbon St won't be top of the list, but will still be on it if quite a but lower down.Read more
Jeff Chazz.....international recording artist.
A few more wrinkles than his publicity shots
After the museum we went back to our apartment and cooked up a local dish - vegetarian dirty rice with spicy red beans. Yummmm! This is a dish we will cook again at home - very similar to risotto in texture and with the cajun spices it is very tasty. Bellies full we headed out to Decatur Street to join in the night’s celebrations.
Thought we were going to miss the Jeanne d’Arc Parade because as we were walking along Decatur crowds were leaving the area. We continued along towards Jackson Square and as luck would have it we were in the right spot at the right time as the parade was just coming back into the area to complete their circuit. Unfortunately the street lighting was poor and my photos do not do it justice . However, it was great to see. A lot of effort and time had gone into the majority of the costumes.
From here we slowly ambled with the crowds to Bourbon Street. What a night was had by all. The atmosphere was vibrant, the crowds were hectic, and the music highly enjoyable. Even had a little dance with the singer of the first Jazz Band as he came around with the tip jar! And in amongst the hedonistic partying - a fanatic ranting about the evils of all the happenings in Bourbon Street.
Note to self - if tonight is anything to go on, have to come back for the Mardi Gras Parade itself one year.Read more
If you haven't heard from me in a couple days, I've been
Stilvoll pünktlich um 12 angestoßen :)
Heute lauf ich einfach nur ein wenig durch die Gegend (u.a. auf der Suche nach Frühstück) und genieß die Stadt. Es ist sooo schön hier, mit den ganzen Jazz und Brass Bands, die überall auf der Straße oder in Cafés und Restaurants spielen.
Später zieh ich noch weiter in die Bourbon Street, "ein bisschen" feiern :DRead more
We got to New Orleans and met up with Lanny. He decided to celebrate there and I was super happy to see him. We had a blast. I never thought it would so much fun to collect beads and get thinks thrown at your face.
I met up with some great friends for a girls trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and I'm so happy I did. It was absolutely fantastic. We took time to walk the dogs at Villalobos Rescue which was very rewarding.
Bring a backpack or something to put beads in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will NOT want to party with 20lbs of beads around your neck.
Sneaky Pickle for Lunch
Dress up!Read more
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