April 10-13, 2015: N’awlins

The gang unites in the great city of New Orleans! See below for the multitude of shenanigans in which our friends Joche, Julia and Steve, and my sister Carmel and her husband/my bro-lo/El Cunado Edo joined us for over the course of a few wild days.

Miles walked:      7.5
Miles driven:      352

Waiting for the crew to arrive:

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Bourbon Street!

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We took off for a tour of the famous swamps of the Louisiana Bayou:

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Where we saw a whole bunch of gators:

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And random infrastructure:

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And TURTLES!

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And beautiful scenery:

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And vicious hogs:

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And snakes:

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Awesome group shot:

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We even got to hold a baby gator!!

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And then the boys had a little too bit much fun with this guy:

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Rewarded ourselves with some good ole’ southern cuisine:

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After which we embarked on a haunted walking tour:

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Every realtor in New Orleans is legally required to state whether or not the property they are selling is haunted:

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Apparently, this restaurant has a poltergeist that used to terrorize the guests and the only way to appease him is to set a table for him every night. If you pay enough, you can actually “dine with the ghost”:

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Walmart rainboots. The massive cuts in my calves that left scars = totally worth it.

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The National WWII museum:

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A Julia on Julia Street!

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The gang:

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