With the journey still fresh in mind…given that my body still aches everywhere, it is time to shift focus to the celebration. I look forward to seeing friends and family come into The Big Easy and for our labor day weekend party. My family and I will be at The Country Inn & Suits French Quarter from Friday to Sunday.
The itinerary looks like this:
Friday August 30:
On Friday, most of the guest will be arriving and settling into the hotel. Friday evening we are all going into the French Quarter for a taste of New Orleans. Although I must warn you in avdance, Friday night is the Southern Decadence parade, also known as THE GAY MARDI GRAS. After getting a small glimpse of what this parade is all about from a hald dress street dancing fellow, I cannot imagine (nor want to imagine) how the actual parade will be with thousands of gays and lesbians taking over Bourbon Street.
You can contact Dad @ 419 348 5996 or myself at 239 682 8813 Friday evening to see where we are in The Quarter if you would like to join.
Saturday September 1:
Saturday morning is on your own. I believe we have guess coming in on Saturday too. You can use this time as you wish. New Orleans has many attractions and sight for you to enjoy
The Boil is scheduled for Saturday September 1 at 5pm. A traditional boil includes Crawfish, Shrimp, Sausage, Chicken, Potatos, Corn and anything else you can think off, all thrown into a giant pot and boiled alongside spices. It will be good.
Upon arriving at Bayou Barrier, the magnificent Magellan will be on display, and I will be asking for each of you to sign and perhaps write a personal message if you wish to do so. We will have sharpies there for signing.
The Boil will take place at Bayou Barriere Golf Club located at 7427 Louisiana 23, Belle Chase, LA. The Boil will go on until 9pm.
Sunday September 2:
Sunday morning we have the conference room reserved at the hotel. We have it from 8am to 2pm. Join us for coffee and doughnuts, or simply take this time to recover from your hangover. I will do my best to make it down there.
Sunday afternoon we have planned to take a ride on the steamboat Natchez. This historic steamboat departs at 2:30 and lasts two hours, giving a historic tour of the Mighty Mississippi. Check with my mom @ 239 896 4481 if you wish to join us. The sooner the better, as we look to have a group reservation made. The cost is $25 per adult and $12.50 per child.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL HERE!