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Mississippi River from Marriott 38th floor

Each morning we attended about an hour of the conference where we saw Kelly for a few minutes and then we spent the rest of our time out on the town exploring the fascinating city.  Berry and Cory weren’t interested, but Greg and I took a paddleboat cruise of the muddy Mississippi on Sunday and both really enjoyed it.  The four of us, together again, went out for lunch and I tried rabbit for the first time.  As the cliché goes, it did taste a lot like chicken, but really, really good chicken!  As delicious as it was, however, I found it hardly worth the effort.  I’m sure I expended more energy extracting the little bit of meat from the small rodent than I derived from eating it.

Later that evening we connected with Kelly and went out for dinner at the Hard Rock Café where the walls are cluttered with music memorabilia and the food is good, but overpriced.  At night we went out to the bars and heard a lot of great live bands.  The music scene in New Orleans was wonderful and a dominant feature both on and off Bourbon Street.  Although we were there a month after Mardi Gras, the city was still one big, wild party.  There was more nightlife there on Sunday and Monday than I’d ever seen in Hartford on a Friday or Saturday.

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