After a late night last night, we started our day early. The cemetery / voodoo tour started at 10:30am. It was quite interesting. We went to a roman catholic cemetery. I mention roman catholic because it was initially only for roman catholics and is maintained by the roman catholic organization. There is so much history in regards to the tombstones and how people were buried. The tour only touched on voodooism.
The tour ended at the Good Friends pub. We tried the Separator (coffee, ice cream, baileys (?) with whipped cream). While we were there, we got this guy to help us take a picture of us drinking the Separator. While he was moving back to make sure he can see all of us in the picture, he tripped on the step and fell and had my camera in his hand. My camera fell out of his hand and landed on the cement ground. It looked scratched but it screwed up my lens. Its broken. We are trying to fix it. I dont know if it is fixable and will likely have to buy a new camera. Hence, there will be no pictures in today's blog.
After the camera ordeal, we headed to Bubba Gump Shrimp co. It was really neat in there. Almost everything had a Forrest Gump reference. We ordered a few entrees and of course had shrimp in them.
We were walking distance to the French Market. We walked by the French Market the other day but all the shops were closed. This time we actually got a chance to see inside the stores. The actual market reminded me of Seattle's Pike Place Market. It was long and narrow. There was a vendor who sold alligator jerky and sausage. We tried some. I didnt really like it. The jerky was too tough and the sausage was too fatty and tasteless.
We were on our way back to the hotel when we stumbled upon Antoine's Restaurant. In the tourist books, it had an expensive price range. We were still kinda full but we wanted to try the oysters rockafellar ( what this restaurant is known for). I didnt like it too much. But the restaurant itself is pretty amazing. It looks like a small restaurant when we first walked in. One of the waiters told us that there are 9 dining rooms on the main flr and 5 on the upper floor. It was hard to comprehend that the restaurant was that huge. We walked around to check out the other dining rooms. The walls were filled with autographed pictures of stars and newspaper clippings from many years ago, evening dating back from the 1950's.
Our last meal of the night was at Clover Grill. It looked busy and there was a line up outside. It is a really small 24 hour restaurant. There was only on group of 4 ppl ahead of us. There was only one server and he was running off his feet. He was a super flaming gay guy and that was what made him amusing to us. We ordered four dishes: one hamburger and 3 breakfast dishes. It was so comforting to eat the warm food after walking in the cold.