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Subway, Colon, Panama

Funny things happen when you have been traveling for a month. The smallest reminders of home become sources of great joy. The other night, we stopped in Colon after passing through the Panama Canal (again). This was our third time through the Canal. The entire crew was really looking forward to getting off the ship for some food ashore, access to the internet and some snacks from the Super 99 grocery store. It took a bit longer to get off the ship than we all anticipated, but we had about an hour to run our errands and get a bite to eat. We got some more canned octopus, crackers, peanut butter plus a few other snacks to share with our friends. Then as we were rushing back to the ship, we saw our friend Viki and she was eating a sandwich…. Subway to be exact. It sounded really good, so we asked her where she found it. Silly us, it was two doors down from the grocery store. So we ran over there and waited in a short line to split a Subway Club on wheet, Number 4, “Quatro”. At home, I rarely eat Subway because we cook at home so much… But I really enjoyed that the other day.

Eatin’ Good

Limon, Costa Rica
Limon, Costa Rica

Mom, Don’t worry, I’m eating good. This was an amazing salad of avacado and cucumber with some light seasoning that I had at La Riena’s on the beach in Limon, Costa Rica. We really enjoyed our afternoon there. The waves were crashing into the shore and reminded me of a time when I swam in Lake Superior when I was about 11 years old. My drummer friend from Grooveline, Matt Jones, jumped into the surf with me and we had a great time body surfing in the waves. Grooveline is another band that performs on the ship in a room called the Wheelhouse. I’ll post some other photos of us with Matt in the future.

Drink Up NOLA

There’s no time like the present to get a drink in the French Quarter. New Orleans is the last place I would send a recovering alcoholic. The streets are like a river of booze flowing through the delta out to sea. Most everyone you see is either going to meet someone for a drink or just returning from one. While we were there we visited a few of the most venerable and famous estiblishments in the Quarter.  These are the bars that I would visit if I were traveling to NOLA and only had 24 hours.

For live jazz

Spotted Cat Music Bar New Orleans
Spotted Cat Music Bar New Orleans

The Spotted Cat
623 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA

 

For live blues

Apple Barrel New Orleans
Apple Barrel New Orleans

The Apple Barrel Bar
609 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA

 

For chill atmosphere at the oldest bar in the world

Laffitte's Blacksmith Shop New Orleans
Laffitte's Blacksmith Shop

Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
941 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA