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Post by Lancebloke Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:36 am

B.B. Kings Home of Blues this evening.

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Post by Lancebloke Thu Sep 28, 2023 3:30 am

Didn't get to vaiit last night, but did find one of your recommendations Halfy.

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Post by halfwise Thu Sep 28, 2023 2:51 pm

Lafitte's Blacksmith shop and Tavern! Get there soon after 8 pm and you'll find a seat at the piano.

I'm sure you also saw Frizell's right across the street from your hotel. Another place that can be crowded.

Enjoy New Orleans - more fun at night than day, but you'll have plenty of food to track down during the day.

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Post by halfwise Thu Sep 28, 2023 2:55 pm

Did you get to Graceland? I think I may have recommended only one night in Memphis which was a mistake on my part. Weren't you stopping Tupelo as well?

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Post by Lancebloke Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:11 pm

Yes, we went to Graceland. Memphis itself, particularly Beale Street, felt really, really run down. We were very surprised there.

Going to try Fritzels tonight if we can get in.
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Post by halfwise Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:29 pm

Get there soon after 6 pm, you'll have no problem.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sat Sep 30, 2023 2:02 pm

{{ That big music bar looks bit too formal for my tastes, Halfy's recommendation on the other hand looks much more my sort of place, looks almost like a real pub in a real building, made of stone! Shocked }}

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Post by Lancebloke Sat Sep 30, 2023 2:46 pm

Fritzels was OK, was small but we got in by the band and enjoyed a few songs until the band took a break.

Blacksmiths we did last night and was much more fun! Lots of song requests for the poor pianist (some may have come from us)... he butchered a couple but was generally very good. And faithfulness to the original wasn't really the point!

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Post by halfwise Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:56 pm

How much you prefer one to the other depends on how much a connoisseur of old style jazz you are.  Me, I like the old stuff, and you'll find more of that in New Orleans than anywhere else.

But Lafitte's is a treat.  If you like piano bars without the crowds try the Ponchetrain Hotel in the Garden district. If you want a piano bar with big crowds (but horrible acoustics) go to Pat O'Brien's.

 You'll also find more modern music on Frenchman street, but on the weekend get there by 8 or you won't be able to get in anywhere. In fact get there by 7 for dinner perhaps, though the only great food there would be Snug Harbor (reservations).

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Post by Lancebloke Sat Sep 30, 2023 9:09 pm

We have left NO now so no more there. Some time by the beach coming up.
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Post by halfwise Sun Oct 01, 2023 3:23 am

Ah, short stay. Hope you got some good food while there.

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Post by Lancebloke Sun Oct 01, 2023 1:14 pm

It was our longest stop in a city, but with only 3 weeks couldn't stop any longer. We aren't bit night people these days and neither of us drink... we had a good time though and recommdations were great!

We are by the sea now.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sun Oct 01, 2023 3:09 pm

and neither of us drink - Lance

{{... Shocked .... Shocked ...... Shocked ...so you're sober ALL OF THE TIME? pale }}

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Post by halfwise Sun Oct 01, 2023 3:22 pm

It's hard enough navigating the US night life without drinking, must be like skiing backwards to do so in the British Isles.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sun Oct 01, 2023 5:33 pm

{{ Never mind nights, what about days! All that colour, noises, things in focus. How do you stave off the inevitable sense of impending doom and utter futility of existence on a planet that has, given enough time, no future at all in a solar system that will one day be entirely consumed by its own sun before that too collapses into as good as nothing at all, in a universe that will eventually fade away anyhow of entropy? Not to mention having to deal with work, taxes, bills, being ruled by Tories, responsibilities and expectations! Nope! Shocked pale I need a buckie just thinking about it! Mad drunken }}

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Post by Lancebloke Sun Oct 01, 2023 6:02 pm

I might have needed one earlier when a buggy went past with its 'God, guns, Trump' flags all over!

Other than that, the sights and sounds is exactly what makes life fun!
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Post by halfwise Sun Oct 01, 2023 6:42 pm

Lancebloke wrote:I might have needed one earlier when a buggy went past with its 'God, guns, Trump' flags all over!


Oh yeah, you've reached Texas alright. USA Shrugging

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Post by Lancebloke Tue Oct 03, 2023 2:24 am

It is awfully quiet around these parts.

Figgy, I saw you the other day after my Niagara pic... you OK?

Did anyone find out where Azriel went?

Is it just the 3/4 of us now? Amarie every now and again. Sometimes Forest. Sad
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:23 am

{{ Pretty much, the occasional old friendly face wanders in from their travels from time to time but yeah, at moment this is it Im afraid. Sad Perhaps we can get an uptick in activity when the Rohan animated film comes out, but I'd not hold my breath. }}

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Post by Mrs Figg Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:44 am

Lancebloke wrote:

Figgy, I saw you the other day after my Niagara pic... you OK?



wait.....what?    Shocked scratch
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Post by halfwise Tue Oct 03, 2023 12:55 pm

Yeah, I did a spam run last night because it was so easy. Thanks for doing your part to keep things going with your vacation reports, Lance! Have you found a neighborhood on stilts around Galveston?

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Post by Lancebloke Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:22 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:
Lancebloke wrote:

Figgy, I saw you the other day after my Niagara pic... you OK?



wait.....what?    Shocked scratch

I meant I saw you do a reply, but not seen much else from you recently. Was checking all was OK!
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Post by Lancebloke Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:24 pm

halfwise wrote:Yeah, I did a spam run last night because it was so easy.  Thanks for doing your part to keep things going with your vacation reports, Lance!   Have you found a neighborhood on stilts around Galveston?

I am staying in a beach house that is on stilts. All the places around here are.

Seems most of this area was destroyed during Hurricane Ike in 2015 so most of it is new. Wonder how well they have built to withstand another one!!
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:30 pm

{{ Far as I can tell Americans dont build houses to withstand very much, and foundations seem an alien concept. Maybe the Three Little Pigs story never made it across the sea!}}

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Post by Lancebloke Tue Oct 03, 2023 2:03 pm

This is our place (we leave in a couple of hours).

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