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After our 10 hours of walking yesterday, we woke up this morning a little tired. We barely made the 9:30am breakfast cut off. So we decided to do vehicle based activities today.

 

We started the day by heading for more food. #1 recommended Po’boy establishment in the New Orleans area. Sadly the Fairway Bakery is closed on Tuesdays, so we had to settle for the #2 Po’boy joint. Russell’s Short Stop Po’boys. A 48 year old Po’boy diner. The building was nothing fancy, but busy. a steady line throughout our visit.

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We three way shared the King sized Roast beef po'boy

We three way shared the King sized Roast beef po’boy

Next stop was an abandoned Six Flags Theme park decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Katrina flooded the entire complex and forced Six Flags to walk away from the Property, losing an estimated $32 Million Dollars. The City of New Orleans owns the property. Reports online suggested that you could gain access thru the Bus and RV entrance. Well it seems they have wised up to people entering as there is now a security guard posted. We could not enter, but you can view photos here:

http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/05/creepy-crusty-crumbling-illegal-tour-of-abandoned-six-flags-new-orleans-75-pics/

 

Next stop (after two closed places on our list) was the Lower 9th Ward. This once thriving blue collar neighbourhood was completely flooded by Hurricane Katrina. The neighbourhood was completely destroyed. Nine Years later a very few people have rebuilt, but mostly it is a ghost town. The streets are overgrown, abandoned houses, burnt vehicles etc.

 

 

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Stairs to nowhere

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they got the street name right

they got the street name right

One of the walls that was breached.

One of the walls that was breached.

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more stairs leading to nowhere

more stairs leading to nowhere

the City has given up on Maintenance work in this area. you almost need a 4 wheel drive to navigate the paved streets. massive holes and shifted concrete and pavement.

the City has given up on Maintenance work in this area. you almost need a 4 wheel drive to navigate the paved streets. massive holes and shifted concrete and pavement.

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Next Stop- St. Louis Cemetery. Established in the late 1700’s, the massive crypts are amazing. Local tour companies do daily tours thru many of the Cemeteries in NOLA (What the locals call New Orleans) We arrived at 3:12pm, and sadly the cemetery closed at 3:00pm. This was the third closed attraction on our list for the day.

 

So….. Next Stop New Orleans City Park, a 1300 acre park in the heart of New Orleans. They have a Christmas light display, amusements rides and a holiday train.

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time to kill before the light display opens at 6pm. (more Beignets and Hot Cocoa)

time to kill before the light display opens at 6pm. (more Beignets and Hot Cocoa)

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Ferris Wheel

Aya discovered Hot Buttered Rum

Aya discovered Hot Buttered Rum

Santa with his Gator's

Santa with his Gator’s

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