Rolling down the river...

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Our work was ready. Yesterday we took care of everything and had a free day today, yay! Addie picked me up from the hotel and drove to the office. There I met my boss and around 10am we left. We went to the hotel to pick up my customers and it was shopping time! Blair wasn't sure if he'd let me go with them or better stay at the office, but Osvaldo told him he needed my advice to pick up some stuff for his wife and daughters. Furthermore, Eloy told Blair he needed me as translator, haha. So it was a MUST, I had to go shopping, no complains at all :P

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.
Authentic Sternwheel Steamboat - "Natchez"
Blair checked the schedule of the Steamboat with the office and we were able to catch the last cruise, yeah! This was my 5th time in New Orleans but haven't ever had the opportunity to do it. Cool!

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.
view of the Westbank
Not as crazy as it would have been, but it was still fun, hehe.

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.
yadilitta says:
thanks!
Posted on: Oct 21, 2008
wittedweil says:
Nice :)
Posted on: Oct 21, 2008
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Authentic Sternwheel Steamboat - …
Authentic Sternwheel Steamboat - …
view of the Westbank
view of the Westbank
Ready to depart
Ready to depart
Great bridge
Great bridge
Jackson Brewery
Jackson Brewery
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
leaving the city
leaving the city
haha
haha
the only American ship
the only American ship
the industrial area
the industrial area
oil...
oil...
a school
a school
a Plantation
a Plantation
another plantation
another plantation
Westbank
Westbank
ferry for cars
ferry for cars
more cars
more cars
under sea level
under sea level
going back to the city
going back to the city
nice buildings
nice buildings
Nice Creole Queen
Nice Creole Queen
the bridge and Blair, hehe
the bridge and Blair, hehe
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