|Jackson Square on a cloudy day.|
The Rock 'n' Roll route passes by the park.
Some of New Orleans is downright spooky, in a ghost-story-by-the-campfire kind of way. Maybe it's the gas lights that cast an eerie glow, or maybe the city truly is haunted? Ghost-tour operators certainly hope we believe the latter!
|Corn Fence Hotel - looks like it could be the setting for a Stephen King movie.|
|Skeleton seen through an office window in the Central Business District.|
|Acme Oyster House - go at "off" times, or expect a long wait.|
(But if you like oysters, it is worth the wait!)
|Grilled oysters from Acme - one of their specialties.|
We found a jazz club we hadn't been to before and whiled away a couple of pre-race hours sipping coffee and listening to live music.
|Maison - a jazz club on Frenchmen Street.|
*Side note: Unfortunately on this visit my friend C and I were accosted by a crazy lady who wanted us to be her "girlfriends for the night." She presented herself as a business traveler who didn't want to sit alone at the club, but then proceeded to ask really bizarre questions. ("Is that a Swatch watch you're wearing?" referring to my running watch... Um, no, lady. It's a Target special. And who asks questions like that anyway??) She also talked over the music, but any time one of us would try to speak, she'd shush us because "Oh, I just love this song! Let's be quiet and enjoy it!" She told us about some wonderful boyfriend back home, then would float off toward the bar to scam a free drink off of some unsuspecting guy. So. Not. Cool!And back to delicious:
Needless to say, when crazy lady left to use the restroom, C and I took the opportunity to disappear. But I digress...
I wrapped up this trip with a bloody mary and a cafe au lait - two local favorites.
|Bloody mary and cafe au lait.|
(No, the champagne was not also mine! It was, after all, still morning!)
And what about ghosts - real or a sham to separate tourists from their money?