|Big Sam Williams is a singer, dancer and most of all, a kick-ass trombone player (formerly of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band), who works hard for the money on stage as you can see from the sweat around his collar.|
Saturday, May 18 - We took a short afternoon flight down to New Orleans today with our friends, Danny and Brenda, who were also celebrating a wedding anniversary this weekend. Our friends, Tiff and Brenda (yep, another Brenda), had come down earlier in the day from Chattanooga as well.
|Beautiful Jackson Square was just a 5-minute walk from our hotel. We ate dinner and had dirt-cheap drinks on our first night in NOLA at Cajun Mike's Pub & Grub out on the fringe of the French Quarter.|
Sunday, May 19 - Happy Anniversary from New Orleans! We spent a fairly lazy 12th Anniversary Day sleeping in and then grabbing a delicious low-country lunch at Chartres House near our hotel.
|The city-block sized "City of the Dead" is loomed over by the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans.|
|We had a great "tri-anniversary" dinner tonight at GW Fins which has some amazing seafood.|
|That's a full sized bomber hanging in the National WWII Museum. Check out the people on the walkway above it for scale. This was just one of several draw-dropping indoor displays.|
|We walked back to our hotel from the WW II museum along the mighty Mississippi River.|