Mesa to Pitt 2015

Mesa to Pitt 2015
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Monday, February 18, 2013

The last trip into NOLA Feb15

We decided to take advantage of a beautiful day, one of the few with sunshine since we've been here, and go into town one more time. Pam wanted to investigate the storied and historical cemeteries of the area, so we took another new way into town. First stop was the Meterie Cemetery, a huge conglomeration of separate cemeteries at the far end of Canal Street. We could then take a new trolley route that we hadn't taken before into the French Quarter. Next, We checked out the St Louis Cemeteries that are in town, where famous voodoo queens are buried, as well as graves that date back to the 1700's. After the cemeteries closed at 3:30, we walked to the French Market, had dinner at a German restaurant and bought some beignets to go, went up by the Mississippi and strolled the river walk, had a hurricane at Pat O'Brians, and went to the Preservation Jazz Hall one final time. The evening ended with a trolley ride back to the end of the Canal Street line.

This is how many people have been buried in this tomb!

We went to St Louis 2 cemetery, where nobody goes (too far away) and look what we discovered! You can even see bones inside.  No, we didn't move the skull to that position!

St Louis 1 cemetery

The voodoo queen

Marie's tomb - people leave her all sorts of offerings. They also put X's on the tomb.

Another voodoo tomb
The actor Nicholas Cage had this built for when he dies!
Dinner at a German restaurant

View from the courtyard of Pat O'Brians - look at the top of the straw, it's the moon!

Mike playing with the lobster at the River Walk

Mike playing with the alligator
Mike the Jester!!!

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