Sharlene, Renee and I decided to spend the day exploring the French Quarter. We walked past Jackson Brewery…
But we got stopped by several street performers. They pulled Renee into the show but quickly returned her for Sharlene.
Renee and I watched as Sharlene performed All The Single Ladies and then the performers added “a couple of rich white guys”, two”Asian Sensations” and “the future” (three kids).
After many incredibly insensitive racial jokes and a lot of good natured pan handling, the troupe lined up all the participants for the big finale. Thankfully Sharlene was near the front because in their attempt to jump over them they couldn’t stick the landing and fell on top of one of the Asian men.
We tried to go from there to the Cafe Du Monde, but the line was over a block long. We wandered into a few stores and then walked over to Bourbon Street to find some lunch. At Johnny Whites Pub Renee and Sharlene had the best Gumbo of the trip so far…
We also had a few cocktails.
And I demonstrated my hidden talent.
When we left, we ride to take a picture of Sharlene drinking out of her bottle of Fireball Whiskey next to the sign that said “No Outside Beverages Allowed” but suffice it to say that didn’t end well when we inadvertently discovered that the sign was bolted to a wheeled planter that moved suddenly causing the bottle to slip from Sharlene’s grasp.
We walked down to the French Market where Renee had some hot corn and I had some hot spiced rum.
We bought a few souvenirs and tried a few treats.
Luckily, my former sister-in-law Bonnie was also in town so we met her and her friend Liz Chadwick and headed back to Bourbon Street.
We found a lot of jazz clubs…
And the Class of 82 (also the year Sharlene was born)…
Before we ended the evening at The Cat’s Meow watching some of the most entertaining Karaoke I have ever seen.