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Friday, February 22, 2013

New Orleans arrival

Pilot having a chat with a passenger entering the plane:  It's going to be a bumpy ride over New Orleans due to weather but it'll be nothing like that movie Flight (a little laughter)

Passenger:  I sure hope not.

Twenty minutes later the copilot makes an announcement that a passenger has questioned the sobriety of the Captain.  Yes.  I'm not kidding.  This means an investigation must be done which may take upwards to an hour.  If they find reason to uphold the passenger's complaint, three hours until we get a new flight crew.  Not the best way to start New Orleans.

Fortunately, all turned out well and we got underway.  I arrived in New Orleans and met up with Bill before heading to the apartment where Maria and Rich were already waiting for us.  We headed over the Convention Center to pick up our packets and then headed to lunch.

It was a good first day.  We'll see a bit more of the city tomorrow and then it's race day on Sunday.

 Bill and Destiny as we walk to the apartment

Our home for the next five days

Maria and Bill in the living room

Dining room

Brand new kitchen

Heading to the famous Cafe Du Monde


Flanagan's Pub for dinner

I just thought this was pretty cool

A classic New Orleans dish of shrimp creole

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