Rolling down the river...
New Orleans Travel Blog› entry 10 of 15 › view all entries
October 16th, 2008 – by: yadilitta
I was expecting some clothing shopping, but they were looking for electronics, nooooo. Anyway I ended up buying some stuff for my laptop and a cute tripod, hehe. Around noon, we were ready and starving, haha. So we went to one of Blair's favorite places, a small pizzeria - so good! and had a delicous meal.
We arrived just on time. We had to buy the tickets near the mall and then we walked to the dock. They closed right after us, ufffff. We found a nice table and took a sit. Osvaldo disappeared and then came back with 4 beers, haha. I was one of the guys, hehe. The cruise started in front of Jackson Square. They were telling us about the French Marquet, Bourbon Street and most important and touristy buildings, also how the city was affected by the hurricane. What a relief! now I could take my camera off and picture time started, haha.
The cruise lasted 2 hours. We saw the different parts of the city: downtown, Westbank, Eastbank. They were explaining the importance of New Orleans as harbour and we saw ships from different countries. My customers didn't have their cameras with them - not real travelers, haha - so I became their photographer ;) I had to be a good hostess, hehe.
We were able to see some plantations too. It was so great seing the differences from the areas in New Orleans. Blair was feeling so proud about his hometown and told us a bit about how it was growing up there. The day was warm and really peaceful. I was wondering why they didn't have hammocks, that would be just perfect, haha.
At 4:30pm we were done. We walked back to the car and I couldn't help it. Had to get some funny pics, haha. Osvaldo just looked at me and smiled. I heard he said: "my daughters would be doing the same..." Then we left them at the hotel. I took a cab and drove back to my hotel. The plan was meeting at 7pm for dinner. Addie would pick me up from my hotel. I had a couple of hours to take a shower and get ready, hehe.
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