Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Trollies, Tasties, and Trop Rock

On our third day, we awoke to clear blue skies and a pleasant day. A good day for a trolley ride! We rode from Canal Street to the end of the line in the Garden District, then got back on and rode back. We oohed and aahed at the big houses and pretty private schools in the Garden District, but found the people getting on and off even more interesting. From the land of suburbia where no one we know uses public transportation, it is hard to imagine taking a trolley to and from work every day.After the trolley, we ate lunch at Johnny's Po-boys where you could choose from about 30 different sandwiches. They were giant, and so delicious. And the fries! Somehow they were soft and velvety on the inside and perfectly crunchy on the outside. We arrived just before the lunch crowd, but by the time we left there were people waiting for a table.
Here we are on our balcony. It was a great view of the city!
I'm not quite sure what this building is - a history museum I think. It's next to the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square. Don't worry - the canon didn't really get David. ;)
Inside the St. Louis Cathedral. They don't build churches like this anymore!

For dinner, we ate at Margaritaville - I know, big surprise! It was really tasty - and quite empty! I guess Wednesday night isn't their busiest time.
I kept hoping for Jimmy to make an appearance as he is rumored to sometimes do at his restaurants. Jimmy never showed, but we did have a great time listening to Joe Bennett. As David said, it was like having our own juke box! There were never more than 8 people in the lounge where he was playing, so we got to make lots of requests. In addition to a lot of Buffett songs, he plays his own "trop rock" songs. David bought a CD and we've listened to it now a few times. It's really good! Joe's website is here:

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