To New Orleans LA
Jorge insisted that we visit the statue honoring Eddie Kendricks. Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as The Way You Do The Things You Do, Get Ready, and Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me). As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 1970s, including the number-one single Keep on Truckin’.
The Tuscaloosa MS Veterans Memorial Park (dedicated in 1978 as a memorial for veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) was developed as a memorial for all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and as a tribute to Northington General Army Hospital, one of the largest military hospitals in the world at the end of World War 2. When the hospital closed, it was stipulated that the one-acre site could only be used as a shrine, a memorial to veterans.
After arriving in New Orleans we headed toward the famed Bourbon Street. It is in the heart of the city’s oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter. Between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue, it extends for 13 blocks and is known for its bars and strip clubs.
We headed out about 9:00 p.m. figuring that was when things came alive since the street is basically quiet during the day. Yes, we took our dog, Tickle, with us. She behaved well and was a hit among those who noticed her.
To say that it was a wild and crazy place is tame but we liked it! We’re spending another day in New Orleans tomorrow!