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Still in the Big Easy

Posted by on January 24, 2010

Every so often I complain about the coolness of the South this winter and why it isn’t warmer. Sometimes I even bitch about the rain. And just yesterday a friend that I made when we worked up in North Dakota this past summer sent me this short video. I don’t think I’ll complain about being in 50 degree temps again.

We had only planned on the Big Easy for a day but couldn’t get enough. On day two we nixed the shuttle from the campground and drove in ourselves so we could get back a bit early and still get some miles under our belt before nightfall. We headed directly to the famous St. Louis Cemeteries, full of above-ground burial vaults. Along the way we befriended some of New Orleans strangest agents as you’ll see in the slideshow.  And then we got pelted with the rains. So we ducked into the Acme Oyster House, as recommended by Erin. She was right. The char-grilled oysters were the best, as was the crayfish etouffe. By the end of lunch the rains had stopped. We headed down Canal St. so I could pick up a birthday gift for nephew Eric and then it was onto Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop located at the far end of Bourbon St.  The building dates back to 1772 and allegedly was owned by the famous pirate, Jean LaFitte. It still is a popular gathering place and a favorite haunt for the New Orleans Kats and French Quarter Rats. We had had enough. Too much food, too many spirits led us back to the RV park. In less than an hour, we had packed it all in again, pulled in the slides, fired up the deisel and were headed down I-10 again into Texas, bedding down right outside of Beaumont for the evening.

One Response to Still in the Big Easy

  1. debbie

    Hey, quit scaring my Seester there, unique views of the French Quarter, makes me want to see it all the more, especially for the chargrilled oysters…..and tell me, Gypsy Larry, now what were you shopping for in that Leather shop, hmmmm?

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