Afternoon on Bourbon Street

March 07, 2011 1 Comments A+ a-

This past weekend, I got a great 3 day trip: a 19 hour layover in New Orleans and a 19 hour Vancouver layover.   I had flown with both of the Flight Attendants before: Thu, who was the Purser, and Richard.  Thu is a new Mom, and she relishes the downtime in a hotel-so she decided not to go with Richard and me downtown to the French Quarter--which, despite the rain, was hopping with pre-Mardi Gras celebrations.

We started at Jackson Square, then headed towards world-famous Bourbon Street.   We spent the afternoon there, eventually finding a balcony to hang out on and enjoying the festivities!
Bagpiper-playing one!
Jackson Square
St. Louis Cathedral
Walking through the French Quarter
Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street
Alice in Wonderland
Richard with Alice
Pretty girl throwing beads
Richard with Elvis.  And Elvis.

This costume is "udder-ly" crazy!

Catwoman with Alice

Have a drink!
Walking his alligator...
Here's one way to get beads...

A Hand Grenade
Really?  Was this necessary?
A juggling "angel" in a dress made of balloons.
Me and a new friend.  Okay, not really.
I just jumped in his picture.

The next morning, we left early and flew a long day: New Orleans (MSY) to San Francisco (SFO), then onto Vancouver (YVR).  After the fun of New Orleans, and the long next-day working, I was more than ready to hang the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the doorknob, and curl up in the hotel's plush bathrobe.


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Fierce S
March 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM delete

Mardi Gras rocks!