The first day

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Everyone's got a little Capatin in them
So on  the first day we checked into our hotel dropped off our luggage and imediatley set out for the streets of New Orleans.  The first beads were ones my brother wrestled a tree for we didnt want to be the only ones without bead so 4 or 5 trees later we had enough beads for the three of us.  Moving on we passed a Captain Morgan promo where of course we posed with the captain and I bought the most expensive shots ever all in the name of a free t-shirt actually my brother bought the shots I just did the ordering and it was 3 t-shirts.  We got some Captain beads and we were off again.  We found a little convience store/gift shop and of course we had to go in.
Just some of what we took back to the hotel with us the night of Lundi Gras we caught the Krew of the Orpheus and the Krew of the Proteus Parades
  My friend Dougie caught site of the special Budwiesser cans and bought 3 one for each of us but before he cracked it open he had to check with the local PD about wheather it was leagal or not to drink in the streets to wich the Officer replied dont fight dont get naked and dont pee in the street thats about it everyhing else is okay I quess.   Shortly after buying the beer it ran out we spooted a vendor who was selling drinks that you had to strap around your neck to carry no Im not kidding it actaully cane with a nylon strap we decided we really liked New Orleans.  After getting something loaded with alcahol we set out down Burbon street were of course we caught some beads well I did most of the catching My brother and friend found some people to talk to that used to live in Maine they were very nice.
The first hour
  After that we decided to go find our parade spot and we found one and then another one and then we met up with the couple from Maine and thier family and they invited us to thier spot.  Thier grandmother ( the one Ralph and Dougie were talking to on Burbon St) and myself were running back in fourth to catch all sorts of beads she gave us a float bag and we began to fill them up it was an effort to keep up with her with the bum leg and all the driving I had just done but I managed.  After 2 floats bags fell and 2 parades we set off back for the hotel OMG are beads heavy well Ralph and Dougie thought so I didnt have to carry much luckily.  Once we got back up to our room we dumped out our stuff on the floor and after that the room was never the same lol.  After running around and driving I was ready for a shower and then BED Dougie just merley passed out on the floor and Ralph turned on the TV we watxhed some TV for awhile untill we both passed out.
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Everyones got a little Capatin in…
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Just some of what we took back to …
Just some of what we took back to…
The first hour
The first hour
The old US Mint
The old US Mint
Inside the French Market
Inside the French Market
The New Orleans Steam Ship
The New Orleans Steam Ship
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Lo…
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint L…
Wrestlin te trees for beads
Wrestlin te trees for beads
and again
and again
...and again
...and again
.. and 1 more time
.. and 1 more time
Gene Simmons outfit
Gene Simmons outfit
The New Orleans Staem Boat
The New Orleans Staem Boat
Right about here
Right about here
My poor truck!
My poor truck!
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