Wednesday, July 22, 2009

new orleans part 2

been pretty busy lately but here are some photos to catch up on my doings.

the next day after getting here our friends PTW were playing in town so we went and hung out with them.

phil with the worlds biggest can of bud (he wishes).

brad in his knickerbockers...

...and cleaning out his belly button before the show. super shitty, i back it.

thats them on stage, i promise. i just hate being that dude taking pics at a show so i opted for no flash.

the crowd was lame but they played well regardless. i was into it.

after the show we went into the french quarter and ate at this place.

i had an alligator po'boy. for those that dont know what a po'boy is, i didn't, it is a traditional submarine sandwhich from louisiana. it pretty much always consists of meat or seafood, which is usually fried, and is served on a baguette-like french bread which is what differentiates a po'boy from a sub or grinder. louisiana french bread has a flaky crust and a soft, airy center. alligator was pretty tasty. abit salty tho. i ate half and traded rod for half of his shrimp po'boy. a whole one would've been too much.

the next night we stayed at the royal street courtyard bed and breakfast. this house was built in 1859. probably the oldest building i've ever slept in.

the bathroom had elevated floors. probably for pipes.

this building was the slave quarters back in the day. now its rooms 13 and 14.

outdoor hot tub = cesspool of bacteria.

interesting little tid-bit we picked up on while staying at this bed and breakfast, apparently they use a plant called chicory out here to add to coffee. some drink it instead of coffee. new orleans locals claim that this plant has many advantages over coffee. it is used to treat many ailments and is not caffeinated. i personally like the caffeine in coffee, and the taste, so i won't be switching anytime soon. that and i've also had my share of experiences with boiling plants and ending up at the hospital hallucinating for 2 days so no thanks. nonetheless its still interesting so i urge you to read up on it.

shellby's house aka where we're staying. thank you shellby.

where i sleep.

biscuits and gravy from envie. they have great coffee and also brew chicory.

jambalaya, mustard greens and corn bread. mmmmm.....

mardi gras bike. sweet frame tho.

lots of long necks out here.

so many people get there front wheels stolen out here. lock'em up too.

thats all for now. more to come.

ride on!

1 comment:

  1. Fun Fact about Chicory, it helps fight off intestinal worms! Keep that bowel movement clean!