What an incredible city. I spent the day walking the French Quarter. It was an experience I will never forget. As long as I stayed in the populace areas it felt very safe. There are a ton of shops to drop a big dime if that is your thing. Bourbon St was not what I expected, it basically is a whole street of bars with some strip joints and a couple of live sex shows. It would be a prefect place to visit if I was 21 or 22.
New Orleans is an interesting city. You have a brand new house right next to a burnt out husk that looks like it has homeless people squatting in it. I don't know that I could get enough of New Orleans. I am going to plan to spend at least a week here next time I come back.
I can't say enough about the food. Even tourist trap places have great food and service. After eating I took a nice walk "by the dock of the bay" and just enjoyed the view. I have been really lucky the weather has been perfect. Today was in the mid 80's with humidity around 40% and a slight breeze.
As sad as I am to leave I am looking forward to getting on the road again. Graceland is a day away. Memphis should be a fun place to visit. I believe B B King has a blues restaurant there so I may get to see some good blues and visit the house of the king. Zebra skin vinyl couch here I come! Maybe I will have a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich too. More to come.