I'm leavin' on a jet plane...

by tosca on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Whoa - D-Day is here and I'm flying out relatively soon-ish! And it still hasn't quite sunk in yet. Prob will when I either a) puke on the passenger sitting next to me or b) lose my luggage somewhere over an ocean (pick any ocean...any ocean) or c) have to sit and cool my heels at LAX for 5 hours. The itinerary will probably be of no interest to anyone except my family - but this way they know where I am for most of my time away :-) The parade times are optimistic - while I may not be able to see every parade am damn sure gonna try! Am just realising how totally anal I am to have times listed as well LOL although by Memphis I figure I'll just play it by ear and appear where I can when I can - although Elvis is at the top of my list, as is Sun Studio and the National Civil Rights Museum =)

February 17th - February 27th : New Orleans, Louisiana
February 19th, 2009
10:00am - Cemetery History Tour, Reverend Zombie's Voodoo Shop
13:00pm - Garden District Tour, Pontchartrain Hotel
20:30pm - Vampire Tour, St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square

February 20th, 2009 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONGZ =)
12:00pm - The Joint (brunch)
3:30pm - Garden District Ghost Tour, Pontchartrain Hotel
20:00pm - New Orleans Ghost Tour, Reverend Zombie's Voodoo Shop

February 21st, 2009
10:45am - NOMTOC parade, Westbank
11:00am - Iris parade, Uptown
12:00pm - Tucks parade, Uptown
16:15pm - Endymion Parade, Mid-City
16:30pm - Isis parade, Metairie
19:30pm - Spellbound Voodoo Tour, Reverend Zombie's Voodoo Shop
23:55pm - Rebirth Brass Band & Papa Grows Funk, Howlin' Wolf

February 22nd, 2009
11:00am - Okeanos parade, Uptown
11:45am - Mid-City parade, Uptown
12:00pm - Thoth parade, Uptown
17:15pm - Bacchus parade, Uptown
17:30pm - Napoleon parade, Uptown
22:00pm - 3rd Annual Bacchus Blowout, Tipitina's

February 23rd, 2009
10:00am - Audubon Zoo
17:15pm - Proteus parade, Uptown
18:00pm - Orpheus parade, Uptown (Harry Connick Sr. & Harry Connick Jr.'s float)
18:30pm - Zeus parade, Metairia
22:00pm - Galactic & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles, Tipitina's

February 24th, 2009
08:00am - Zulu parade, Uptown
10:00am - Rex parade, Uptown
12:00pm - Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
17:00pm - Vaughan's Lounge (jazz bar)

February 25th, 2009
10:00am - Audubon Insectarium
20:00pm - Preservation Hall Jazz Men (feat. Dwayne Burns), Preservation Hall

February 26th, 2009
09:30am - Cajun Swamp Tour
12:30pm - Laura, Oak Alley Plantation Tour
17:00pm - The Krazy Korner (jazz bar)
19:30pm - Maison Bourbon

February 27th - March 3rd : Memphis, Tennessee
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio
Stax Museum of American Soul
Memphis Zoo
Mud Island River Park

March 3rd - March 5th
Chasing Banksy's graffiti art around New Orleans
Dinner at Emeril's New Orleans Restaurant (because my nephews are Emeril fans and they and my sister have asked me to bring home a menu - not sure how I'm going to con staff into giving me a menu sheesh).

Arrive home Saturday 7th March and back to work as usual Monday 9th March.

3 comments

Wow! All the best Tosca and have a fantastic time! I want to see pictures, lots of pictures - especially of that nice Texas guy who will call you ma'am and, if he doesn't, smack him! We'll miss ya *waves*

by Princess Smutty on February 17, 2009 at 2:16 PM. #

That sounds so cool... I love having every daylight hour accounted for...you'll need a drink to relax after all the stuff you'll be checkin out!

by cultureshot66 on February 17, 2009 at 5:07 PM. #

Oh lawdie, it's nice to know that I did do MOST of what I said I would =)

by catatonia on February 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM. #

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