Okay, so I am back in town and back to work. It was a fun trip, and I actually ended up learning some useful things about riverboats that I can use in Cannibal Hearts. (Gonna have to rewrite some–riverboats don’t have “belowdecks”–they don’t draft enough. The engine room is actually above the waterline. Who knew?)
Other than that, I’ve got a pretty good handle on how a riverboat is laid out. I’d looked at plans, but being able to walk the deck and poke around helped so much. Plus it was fun! (And the food was nummy!)
In general, New Orleans is a good place to go for food. There was a little local chain (the server said she thinks they have three locations) called VooDoo BBQ that had the best BBQ I ever had. It’s where the locals eat.
We saw the infamous French Quarter–yesterday we had breakfast…
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