New Orleans Part Four [Archive]

Originally posted on Jul 9, 2011

On Saturday we were able to sleep in. No tour or plans aside from a serious need to recover. Slowly we wrangled ourselves together and went to Eat for brunch. All of the food looked and tasted great, from the Eggs Dauphine and Dumaine to the Fried Green Tomatoes. I, myself, could not resist the Chicken and Waffles. The only thing it lacked was real maple syrup, but I am the son of a sugaring family and am richly spoiled by the real thing. It was the first time I’ve ever had grits, and I guess I could eat them again.

All of us went out with no real plan, or maybe the girls had a plan and I just obliviously went along. Some more shopping and perusing was done as we walked through many antique, novelty, voodoo and book shops.

We had planned to check out The Jazz Museum, but that didn’t seem to exist yet/anymore. Then we were going to take a lovely ride on a Street Car along The Mississippi to The Aquarium but the rail wasn’t working.

It was pretty damned hot but we moseyed on down to the Aquarium on foot. Muppet took a detour and went to Jackson Square to draw. After a short while in the aquarium Man’s Ruin and Hangman left to back to the room or somewhere…maybe for Beignets.

The Evil Queen and I stayed for a while longer as we kept finding more and more places in the aquarium to see. It didn’t seem that big from the outside, but it really was quite expansive on the inside.

We spent a lot of time there, ate a quick salad and noticed that the place was clearing out. At that point we noticed that the otter, who was sleeping when the crowd watched him, was happily playing with his toys now that he could have some peace and quiet.

Godsbedamned, I thought I’d finish this in part 4. To be continued after a montage of drunken royalty…

I’d like to think she’s happy. What do you think?


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