New Orleans, famous for
Mardi Gras (Fat
Tuesday), catfish, cajun and shrimps was really a party place. Met up with
Tina Rojo, a longtime doctor friend from Davao City and celebrated
post-thanksgiving on 26 November.
the airport, we went to the French Quarter and had catfish and shrimps for
lunch. It was still quiet when we roamed the area in the afternoon but
as soon as 600pm hit, people started to crowd the French Quarter and some
started dancing at the street.
Apparently, on most Fridays and Saturdays,
there is a festival or celebration at the French Quarter. Either Bayou
Night, Jazz Night, or whatever Night Night and parts of the area are closed
for vehicular passage. As such, people just party at the street and
alcohol is allowed as long they are in a plastic cup or jug.
Tina and I did not really spend much time at
the French Quarter because that day was
(post thanksgiving shopping sale) and Tina woke up early for the shopping
rush. I myself was exhausted from the midnight shift prior to arriving
at New Orleans. In short, we were too old already to party!