Mississippi River


The French Quarter, New Orleans

As we wandered the jazz filled French Quarter,

we consumed beignets and coffee, to a live version of John Coltrane,

followed by gumbo, oysters, pecan pie,

a Bloody Mary and a Mint Julep.

Viv did her washing at The Three Legged Dog Bar and Laundromat, where I had fried macaroni cheese and a double Margherita, because they only sell doubles there!


Along a forested gorge peppered with dovecotes and caves,

women scorched cheese stuffed pita bread over an open fire. I ate them reclining on cushions, under the woven roof of a cabana over the river. Chairs and logs on which to cool down sat in the water.

I picked wild blackberries along the track for dessert.