June 26, 2000

Day 13 of 14

We toured New Orleans today. First we took a guided tour of the City for about 3 hours, then went toured the Aquarium of the Americas, followed by a visit to the Farmer's Market and Flea Market. We finished the day with a Dinner Jazz cruise on the Mississippi.

The bus tour was nice, especially since it rained most of the tour. We saw a little flooding in New Orleans which is up to 12 feet below sea level in some areas.  There were some very nice areas of the city, we had a nice tour.  The Aquarium was very nice too. We took a trolley to the Farmer Market and Naomi bought a couple of the feather Mardi Gras masks for about $2.50 each. We then walked about 12 blocks back to the hotel to rest up for the dinner cruise. 

The dinner cruise was nice, it lasted about 3 hours. We started to pull away from the dock and then went back to pick up another 75 passengers that were on 2 buses that got lost.  Unfortunately it was very overcast, so there was no sunset. It didn't rain, so we had a nice trip.

We have had a nice visit in New Orleans, generally just a relaxing time to rest up. Heading home tomorrow after a short stop to see the Carousel in City Park.

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New Orleans Cemetry
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City Park sun dial
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City Park
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The walking tree, struck by lighting, but continues to grow
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Aquarium of the Americas
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big fish
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White Alligator
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buzzard
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crawfish
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bald eagle
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owl
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turtle
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river boat
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New Orleans
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