Some vacation snaps

While we're here, I snapped some photos. This is a fun place, and we only have a few days. It's kind of fun to bounce around without much of an agenda. I did book a walking voodoo tour tonight, but that's about all we have scheduled. The rest involves strolling around and taking it all in.

There is music everywhere.

The occasional feathered person shows up. Makes me wish I'd snapped the girl in the body stocking. They're either over dressed or underdressed.

The view out my dirty window this morning. A steamship along the shore, and a giant barge passing behind it.

So much wrought iron.

Long time readers will remember I used to keep an alligator snapping turtle. He passed away at about twelve years old. This shell is about three feet long and decorates a shelf where we had lunch. I like oysters, but only certain ways. Turns out a fried oyster poboy is pretty darned good. Bonus points for the bourbon milkshake thingie I washed it down with.

On a smaller scale this two inch cockroach was already stomped when I found him in the men's room. File it under, “Things we don't have in Idaho.”

We're about done drying out under the air conditioner. (Humidity is also something foreign to westerners.) I've been to humid places before, but it's kind of a new experience for my wife.

Before we head back out, I want to remind you to go visit my Sally Cronin post. It's the first peek at the new cover for The Yak Guy Project, and I'm sharing an excerpt.

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  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Craig Boyack has been multi-tasking today whilst enjoying a break in New Orleans and responding to questions and comments in his interview at the Cafe… don’t forget to ask yours… brought back some memories of our trips.

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  2. Giant cockroaches and humidity so thick you can use a knife cut through it. Fun times! 🙂

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  3. That voodoo tour sounds like it will be fun. Hope you get some good pics. Interesting how people are either over or underdressed. I’d expect that at Mardi Gras, but not your average weekend. Good luck with the humidity. If it’s anything like Florida then I feel your suffering.

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  4. Th for sharing. Wish you a nice vacation there. 😉 Michael

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  5. Looks like you are having fun. Thanks for the update.

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  6. One of my two top favorite US cities~

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  7. I want an oyster po boy and a bourbon milkshake! 😀
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Sounds like a lovely, interesting break, Craig.

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  9. I love New Orleans for its music. That little bug is what we lovingly call Palmetto Bugs in the south. Giving a fancy name to a giant roach with wings is supposed to make them more tolerable.

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  10. Some of my most favorite writing of all times was written by people living in New Orleans. City has a lot of character. I learned to make a killer crawfish etouffee from a Cajun man whose mother was a patient of mine in the nursing home. The CNAs were afraid of her because she threatened to put the “roots” on them. When she died, the blinds started shaking like crazy and one of the CNAs ran opened the window, “To let her spirit out,” and they stopped shaking. Hope you enjoyed your voodoo tour.

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  11. Looks like you’re having a great time, Craig! Wouldn’t mind an oyster po’ boy for lunch myself.

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  12. Love the photos. I remember being in Tallahassee once for a business conference and thought the humidity would do me in.

    That cockroach is just so nasty! *shudder*

    Glad you and your wife enjoyed the vacation!

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  13. P.S…..I always wanted to try an oyster or shrimp po’boy.
    Now I’m off to check out Yak Guy Ted!

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