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May 20, 2019 - New Orleans

On the tour bus ride we go down a street name Magazine . Beautiful homes from the turn of the century also a few from the early 1800. Just like Wilmington, this is the chosen area for the rich. Guide said the homes range for 1 million to 12 million. The town can not tear down any structure built in the 1800 or earlier. McDonald’s wanted to build a restaurant in this area, the only way they could, was the building had to look like the neighborhoods. And it did...you would have never noticed it was a McDonald’s. Visited Emily’s favorite...

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May 19, 2019 - New Orleans

Rested today plus it rain all day, 𯌪 predicted but a lot less chance than had we been in Jackson Mississippi. There was an earthquake near Oklahoma City a few days ago I am glade we left there’s also. We came to New Orleans to escape as much of their weather as possible. We are going to see The French quarter tomorrow.

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May 17, 2019 - New Orleans

We stayed in New Orleans for three days. Spent the a full day, site seeing via the Big Red Bus, Electric Trolly's and city buses On the tour bus ride we go down a street name Magazine . Beautiful homes from the turn of the century also a few from the early 1800. Just like Wilmington, this is the chosen area for the rich. Guide said the homes range for 1 million to 12 million. The town can not tear down any structure built in the 1800 or earlier. McDonald’s wanted to build a restaurant in this area, the only way they could, was the building...

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4 Rolling Stones

May 15, 2019 - Memphis Tennessee

Today we are in Memphis...Home of The King...Gracelands exhibits have been moved from the house to huge buildings across the street.....except for his home..duh There are new buildings full of exhibits...cars, costumes, suits, boats, 4 wheelers, motorcycles, pianos, guitars, Elvis memorabilia from 60s &70s, movie clips playing everywhere you where, 2 airplanes etc etc ..... One of the rooms had walls 30 to 40 feet high with his gold and platinum records awards There was one room that had costumes from other musicians that were donated...

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Jan 27, 2019 - Disembark at Port of New Orleans

1/27/19 Disembarkation Wow!  These 2 weeks just flew by!  I set my phone alarm this am for 5:45 just to be sure we didn't oversleep which would be pdd, but you never know.  We could get off the ship sometime after 7 am. Well, the alarm woke us, and as I was getting ready, I looked at my watch.  It seems we got up at 4:45 as I forgot my phone was on Eastern time, and we stayed on Central time during the whole cruise. Guess we didn't have to hurry…  we were through Customs and on our way by 7:45. We shuttled to the airport via Carnival's...

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Jan 22, 2019 - Sea day

1/22/19 sea day We awoke to 70 degree temperatures and 75 kilometer per hour winds.  Eventually it reached 80 with 89 kph winds. The air felt good but the wind was just so strong.  I laid out on deck 11 this morning for a while, but when it clouded up, it would be a bit chilly.  After lunch, it was beautiful on our balcony so we spent a lot of time reading and sitting in the sun out there.  Because the balcony was on the back of the ship, it was only breezy. I went up on the lido deck a little later. They were having a hairy chest...

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Jan 21, 2019 - Sea day

1/21/19 sea day It was about 58 this am but got up to about 67.  It wasn't bad for a little while sitting on the lido deck or our balcony, especially when the sun was out (which was not a lot).  We met friends of our friend and neighbor, Cheryl Frizzell today. We had lunch with Jan and Bob Dominguez and their friends Crystal and Paul, all from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  This was not by chance, but rather Cheryl had noticed we were all on the same cruise, so we arranged to meet. It was very enjoyable talking with all of them -nice...

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Jan 20, 2019 - Returned to Port of New Orleans. Stay on ship, depart for second cruise 4 PM

1/20/19 We arrived in New Orleans around 6:15 am.  It was nice that we didn't have to leave with the other guests.  Around 9:30 am, we gathered in the Scarlett dining room to get new room keys and prepare to go through Customs and back  on the ship. They had coffee, juices, tea, and danish, along with Mimosas. There were 72 back to back cruisers. After a while, we walked down and through Customs.  We were surprised that we still had to go through the scanners, etc., despite being walked through as a group. It wasn't long afterwards that...

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Jan 14, 2019 - Sea day

1/14/19 sea day. It was a pleasant 59 this morning and got up to 65 degrees by evening.  Off to the gym and then 20,000 plus steps to try to fend off some pounds as the food is hard to resist…  Jim and I did the bean bag toss, with Jim moving on to the 2nd round before being eliminated. There's a new food place, Guy's Pig and Anchor, serving slow cooked pulled pork, smoked beef and smoked, grilled chicken, sausage along with baked beans, slaw, potato salad, and rolls.  It was delicious! In the afternoon we used the hot tub- nice while in...

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Jan 13, 2019 - Board Carnival Dream and depart for first cruise

1/13/19 We got up early as usual, and grabbed beignets and coffee at Cafe Beignet on Royal Street as it was too cold to eat outside at the one we like best.  Then we walked down to see the cruise ship. There were two in port this am. At 8:30 this am, there were already people in line. We returned to the hotel  and checked out around 10 am. We took a cab ($18) to the port and were checked in to the ship in about 30 minutes… we had to wait for the ship to be ready for us and with priority boarding, we were in our rooms by 11:30 am… they...

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Jan 12, 2019 - Hilton, day 2

1/12/19 Day 2 in New Orleans.   It was about 59 this morning when we went to Cafe Beignet for breakfast.  Somehow I was thinking it was Cafe du Monde, but that's a different one… we love this cafe, as it's  in a little courtyard and they have live music all day long. We got the regular serving which is 3 beignets.  Jim had coffee and I had the cafe au lait. Such a delicious breakfast! After that we did lots of walking, checking out the souvenir shops but didn't buy anything.  We went into the Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France in...

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Jan 11, 2019 - Hilton, French Quarter day 1

After our free hot breakfast at the Best Western, and waiting for rush hour to be done, we headed by cab for the Hilton on St Charles Street, just outside of the French Quarter.  Nice hotel, nothing fancy. We were luck as our room was ready a little before 10. We headed for the River Walk area to check out where the cruise will begin. We ealked through a nice outlet mall, the Riverwalk Outlet Center.  We didn't shop but this is where you go to get to the cruise port. The Mississippi River was busy with lots of boats and barges. The depth is...

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