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Traveling on 2 wheels with us old broads…

Ferry Ride(s)!!!

Can you think of a better way to start your day than a ferry ride?!?  Well, I can’t.  Every one is different in some way. This morning we loaded and unloaded from the side of the boat.  As we entered the ferry, the crew directed us to circle the wheelhouse. Just thought that was a bit odd. 

  
  
After exiting the ferry we made our way south along the river’s edge eventually picking up US61.  The drive took us past a lot of refineries, chemical plants and smoke stacks. Finally wheeled through LaPlace (where I happen to know of a really good root beer joint).  So, of course, we had to stop for a float. Lots of history here. Definitely worth a trip.  Hey, I warned you this excursion was going to be food driven!

 
We arrived in New Orleans a little early for our electronic keychain to let us in. So we drove around a bit.  I’m tickled with the location of our condo. Just a few blocks from Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, and Bourbon Street. We’re on the 4th floor and I can watch the river traffic as well. 

Once settled in, we narrowed down our dining choices until we decided on the Acme Oyster House (as seen on Man v Food and DDD).  No disappointments here. 

  
We shared a dozen char-grilled oysters  before we each had a po-boy. I had the soft shell crab and Mary had the “peacemaker” (fried shrimp and oysters with a tobasco infused mayo).  Yummy!  Time for a little nap. 

  
A short respite and we’re back in the truck with more of a driving tour of the Big Easy.  Beyond the French Market and the old U.S. Mint building, through the Marigny area and into the area that had been hit so hard by Katrina. I’m certain much has been cleaned up but still lots of abandoned homes, small businesses and office buildings.  I noticed there is a 9th Ward Living Museum but we didn’t make that tour. 

I did manage to flush out another ferry to top off our day.  The Chalmette/ Lower Algiers ferry put us on the other side of the mighty Mississippi for a different route back to the condo.  We’re hitting the sack fairly early so we can make the walk to Cafe Du Monde in the morning while the beignets are still hot!  Hope you sleep well. 

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2 Responses to “Ferry Ride(s)!!!”

  1. I am enjoying your blog and all the fun things you are seeing, doing and EATING! 🙂 Love y’all! Mindy

  2. Sounds like you two are having a great time…. love reading about your trip…


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