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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter 2017 Florida Trip–Post #4

Tuesday morning found us leaving the campground and driving into New Orleans to visit The National WWII Museum.  It turned out to be an interesting visit, and much more to it than I thought there would be.  We spent about 3 hours touring it, and did not see all of it.

Here are a few pictures that I found interesting……


We finished abouot 1:30pm, and then headed to meet again with Ronnie’s friend, Barry, at one of his stores.  When he showed up, we went inside to get a drink and a candy bar, and then we loaded into Barry’s SUV to head out for a tour of the “Garden District” of New Orleans.


The Garden District was an area of upscale old homes and intermingled with eclectic & hippy stores.


The following two pictures show two houses that are a part of the same home lot.  They are locally famous for the cornstalk metal fence surround the houses…… shown better in the second picture.


Here’s a couple of stores…………..


The following three pictures show ‘Mardi Gras’ beads that were thrown from parades and got caught up in the trees and power lines along the route.  There were many examples, but the beads just don’t show up well in the photos!


After a couple of hours, we finished the tour and returned to Barry’s market to get Ronnie’s car and return to the campground to rest.  Before we left, Barry called us back in the store, and gave us a couple of “Mardi Gras King cakes” of our choosing.  I picked a chocolate one for Patsy and I!


At 7:00pm, Barry came by the campground to pick us up and take us to one of his favorite restaurants for dinner.  We went to Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, which is known for it’s Charbroiled Oysters!!

Here’s a few pictures…….


Our table near the grilling area………


The remains of one of two appetizers that were complements of the restaurant because Barry apparently eats here a lot……..  The one shown was grilled lobster with an oriental sauce,  There were originally six, and I got the picture right before Ronnie finished the last one off!!!

The other was a plate of onion rings and they were so good that they were gone before I thought about a picture!!


Drago’s logo over the lobster tank and on the glasses……


A good meal and a great way to finish our stay in New Orleans.  On the way back to the campground, Barry gave us a nighttime tour through the French Quarter and the 9th ward, as well as points in between!

Thanks, Barry, for being a great and generous host!!

Tomorrow, we leave for Florida!!

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