Saturday, 27 August 2016


Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Today was spent getting chores done.  We are in a great location and have a courtesy car to get into town.

Our courtesy car
The Red Barn, Demopolis for supper

Very unique decor

Friday, August 26, 2016 - Frans and have been watching the storms developing in the pacific and the Atlantic Ocean.  Based on the impact they might have on The Gulf Coast we decided to rent a car and drive to New Orleans for the week-end.  Enterprise Car Rentals picked us up from the marina at 10:00 am.  It was a beautiful three hour drive to the Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street, right in the middle of the French Quarters District.  After checking in and a light lunch we found out that there was a preseason game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.  Tickets were still available so it was a great opportunity for us to go.  It is a huge stadium with a capacity of 76,468.  Every body is searched.  You are not allowed to bring in any bags bigger than 4.5" X 6", unless they area clear.  We had intended on buying some things, so we had our faithful Beach Patrol bag from Mackinaw Island with us.  We had to remove everything from it and Frans was allowed to stuff it in one of his shorts pockets.  I had to throw my selfie stick away because they are not allowed in the stadium. (I guess it could be a weapon??).  After all of that we really did have great seats with special lounge privileges.  The excitement of the crowd in the stadium was contagious.  We have never seen so many #9 BREES jerseys.  I was even wearing one!  It was truly an evening to remember.  Unfortunately my Saints did not win!
View of the French Quarters from our Marriott Hotel room.

The Mercedes Benz Superdome

Singing of the National Anthem
Preseason Roster of 90 Orleans Saints Players will be reduced to
53 players by Sept. 5, 2016!

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