A Day In New Orleans Essay

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Mitchell McDonald English 101 Mrs. Nunley February 6,2002 A Day in New Orleans It was finally time for me to leave for spring break vacation. I would only have to wait a few more hours before I was in New Orleans. It was time to board my flight and I was eager to get there. I had been planning to go to New Orleans with my friend Douglas for three weeks. I had never been there before and I was excited about going to The Big Easy. Douglas had been there many times and had always told me how everything in New Orleans was so unique. He also told me how he always had a wonderful time visiting New Orleans because there were so many things to experience that are completely unique to the city. I figured he was just exaggerating because he was excited that we would be going on vacation. Little did I know that I would find out that the culture of New Orleans is different from that of the rest of America.My flight was ready for take off and I was nervous. I had never flown on a plane before, but my eagerness for some vacation time outweighed my nervousness. I told myself everything would be okay and I would soon be having a joyous time. After the plane got into the air my nerves settled and I started to enjoy the ride. I looked down and saw the view of a complete town. Buildings were tiny and cars were almost invisible. It looked like a multicolored ant farm. The flight soon ended and it was time to see the city.My friend Douglas and I decided the first thing we would do is get something to eat. We both were feeling hungry and I was dying to try Cajun food. We found a small restaurant called The Smugglers Run. When I walked in the door I heard the sound of a jazz band. I then turned to my right and seen a group of men playing instruments. One of them was playing a saxophone and the others were all playing guitars of various sizes. Together they created a melody that filled my body with excitement right down to the tips of my toes. Then, just as I felt like I would be carried away on the wings of what was truly beautiful music, the hostess showed us to our seat. The waitress soon came out and asked us what we would like to eat. I decided to have jambalaya and Douglas decided to have fresh-boiled crawfish. When I started to eat the food I got the feeling that my tongue was on fire. Never in my life had I tasted food this hot. I was sure my jambalaya was as hot as...

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