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Day 16 & Day 17

Talahassee - New Orleans

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Day 16: Talahasse - New Orleans

- Alabama (USC Battleship, this was our stop off for the long bus day and we saw the big battleship, tanks and planes....pretty cool)
- City Tour (Camille our tour guide drove us around New Orleans before we went to our hotel and showed us some sights, and in general gave us the history on this amazing town....Hurricane Katrina is still affecting these people to these days where some houses still have X's on their doors which states how many people from that home were found alive, how many found dead, if there was any pets and the inspectors initials....pretty gloomy stuff)
- Riverboat Dinner Cruise (this was an optional on the contiki tour which most of us decided to do as it was 12 of our crews last night all together before we get new people tomorrow, it was a big paddle boat that cruises the missippi river.....in theory this sounds amazing and we were all looking forward to it.....in reality we were travelling with 'retiree's r us' and the general age seemed to be 70+.....not a really great start to a big party night but we made up for it off the boat)
- Pat O'Briens (This bar is home to the Hurricaine drink which as Camille puts it "is a sure fire way to ruin your life in the best possible way" it was sooo strong and sooo sweet like a fruit punch, this place was pretty amazing as it had a great outdoor area and a jazz room where there were duelling grand pianos which 2 singers competed for tips, this was absolutely fantastic)
- Studio 544 (Camille told us that this was a shit hole in the wall joint that you will love to death and she was so right the place was so much fun with 3 for $1 shots that came in test tubes and giants syringes which midgets poured into ur mouth from their own mouth or cleavage....weird but pretty funny! I also met the castting agent for shows such as Jersey Shore and most MTV shows there who was the nicest guy ever, he is going to show us around LA when we get there. When I first asked him what he did and he said a casting director I told him he was full of s**t and to piss off, well anyways sometimes I shouldnt jump to conclusions as going through his ID's and googling it was fully legit OOOPPPSS hahaha but he was cool about it and we had a fantastic night....maybe I wont come home after all if I can get on a TV show over here (I can hear dad's heart beating faster already.....haha just playing Im not really thinking that I just want him to get Tahns & I into good LA clubs when we r there!!) So overall met some pretty cool people and had a fun last night with the part of the crew ending the tour at New Orleans)

Day 17:

- Cafe De Monde (Beneigh's are the famous pastries to New Orleans, and renowned to this cafe.....MOST DELICIOUS THING I HAVE EVER TASTED....even better than mini pancakes from the market!)
- Tarot & Palm Readings (All of us girls got our palms read and tarot cards read from a street lady, was pretty cool but I think it to be alot like your star sign they keep it pretty general so you can relate to it on any level)
- Reverend Zombie's Voodoo Shop (New Orleans is the town for the weird and wonderful and a big part of the culture is Voodoo so we visited one of the major Voodoo shops intown....pretty creepy stuff in there, animals blood, heads, spells, potions and real voodoo dolls...pretty cool to see)
- Airboat Swamp Tour (Now this was sooo cool we went to the Bayou to some redneck village where we went on a hover boat for a couple of hours around the swamp, held a gator, and these people even have an albino gator in a hot tub in the little shack they call their shop....so so funny!!)
- Bubba Gump & Shrimp Group dinner (this is the original bubba gump restaurant which is obviously based on a forrest gump theme, Tahns & I went to one in NY and we loved it and this is where we are going for our group dinner to meet our 10 new people joining our group. We already spent some time with a few of them today and they seem really nice and cool so looking forward to meeting the rest as we are all pretty close knit already so they better be up for some fun!!)
- Frenchman Street (this is our party destination for this evening, this street is apparently the 'real' new orleans with classic jazz and blues and a place that the locals love....cant wait to get amongst it as thi place has so much character and soul its just addictive)

Posted by kimbo87 15:02 Archived in USA

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