The Big Easy

New Orleans Vacation July, 2003...

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First Stop - Bourbon Street

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Saturday

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Back again on Sunday

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and Monday

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and Tuesday

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maybe some other day

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After a good nite on Bourbon Street Saturday we needed a little "hair of the dog" to wake up Sunday

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We went to Brennans for Brunch

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...and their special flaming desert

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They even let Marty help out

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and took our pic.

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Bubba Gumps has great strawberry - lemonade drinks

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Bubbagumps

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We went to a great

Middle Eastern place - Byblos on Magazine St.
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Fantastic Service!

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The mornings usually started at Cafe du Monde with cafe au lait and beignets

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She doesn't talk much, but a great listener

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Nice art along the river near the cafe

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We took a carriage ride one day instead of a cab whenwe couldn't walk any more

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Fritzels was a great place for more traditional Jazz across from our hotel

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Stayed at the Bourbon Orleans on Bourbon Street

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nice digs

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Down the street at Jackson Square there was lots of fortune tellers and artists

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Jackson Square

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Flying in you could see the swampland

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More swamps from the air

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We stopped at the marguaritaville cafe after our Tuesday morning swamp tour

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Entertained the sparse crowd

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and they loved it

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Monday we went on the steamboat Natchez for a 2 hour trip

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Air Conditioned inside with a band and food

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Natchez Paddles

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Natchez View of one of the oldest cathedrals in the USA

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Natchez View of N'Awlins

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Natchez View of oil refineries
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The Old Opera House was our first taste of music and beer on Bourbon Street on Saturday
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The 3 for 1 sign was not noticed until they brought us 6 beers when we ordered 2

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We went back to the Opera House many times

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The river has a great walking path along it

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Good views from the riverwalk

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The lower side streetcar near Jackson place

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Back to the hotel room for a rest before going out again

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There was a pool but we didn't take the time to enjoy it

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Royal Street

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St Charles Garden District1

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St Charles Garden District2

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St Charles Garden District3

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St Charles Garden District4

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St Charles Garden District5

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St Charles Garden District6

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St Charles Garden District7

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St Charles Garden District8

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St Charles

Streetcar Origin
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We took the St Charles streetcar to see the Garden District

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can't go wrong for $1.25 each way..about a 2 hour ride round trip

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The streetwashers were out every morning cleaning up the party areas

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We went on a swamp tour Tuesday morning

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not buggy, about 2 hours long

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the moss

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down in the bayou

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deep in the bayou

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looking for....

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Alligators

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and more gators

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and birds (gator food)

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Muddy waters....

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and more gators

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and more

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beautiful swamp

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only pesky bug

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in the swamp

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BIG cypress trees

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prime location... accessible only by boat

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a great opportunity to get your own vacation palace

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the only hokey part of the trip

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One last drink - a hand grenade

And we can't wait until we can go back again.... GREAT MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, and friendly local people.

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