Sunday, December 03, 2017

New Orleans Day 2 - Part 1

The day began with a decent breakfast and as we walked we were feeling a bit Mulish.

Wait, that wasn't us, it was an actual mule offering carriage rides.

We saw some historic monuments:

We hit the Riverwalk and watched a freighter go under the bridge in the fog, and as the fog lifted we watched the Natchez head out onto the river.

And we visited the Storyville Museum, Storyville being the home of New Orleans brothels and the birth of jazz prior to World War One. The docent there was very well informed and told us the history of Storyville and Jazz in a most engaging manner. If You're in New Orleans, be sure to visit the museum and see the exhibits.

With the demands of culture satisfied, we continued wandering around the French Quarter until we met up with The Displaced Louisiana Guy.

A good guy indeed and it was great to meet him in person.

We had lunch and watched the Christmas Parade.

Yep, t-shirts, shorts, December, New Orleans.

The crew of Elvi, Elfin Elvis impersonators on scooters was interesting.

There were classic VW bugs in the parade as well.

A very nice parade with lots of local flavor.

Then on to our next stop, as it would be a full day.

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