You Can Have That Daiquiri To Go While You Go Cemetery Hopping
Day 5 New Orleans June 2014
I just ordered a strawberry daiquiri at Landry’s and the bartender asked me is that for here or to go? That’s New Orleans, one of the few places in the country where you can walk in the street with an open alcoholic beverage as long as it’s in a plastic or paper container no glass.
This morning I finally took the trolley car all the way down Canal Street and back. It ended at three cemeteries, Cypress Grove, Greenwood and the Masonic Cemetery which I am kicking myself for not going through.
After my graveyard excursion I headed to Royal Street and Bienville to one of the only bank owned ATMs in the whole French Quarter, even the locals shake their heads over it.
Then I took a leisurely walk through the art and antique district of Royal Street, finally took a peek inside St. Louis Cathedral, which seems to have a perpetual mass that is constantly interrupted by the curious tourists.
There were a group of children, elementary to middle school age trying to pray and they were obviously annoyed by the constant opening and closing of the front doors to the Cathedral. It was actually refreshing to see young kids so into their faith, and I think it was the first time I have ever seen a look of disdain on the face of a six-year-old.
Next I had lunch at my favorite lunch spot, the Corner, their pizza is amazing as is the service. On my way back to my hotel I had a foot massage, which I think helped a great deal, when I tried to tip the Asian immigrant gentlemen who rubbed my feet for ten minutes he didn’t know what to do with the extra money and just put it in the cash register. I thought to myself I hope this guy is getting paid.
I was able to walk back to my hotel pain-free, took a swim and fell asleep in one of the lawn chairs.