Next up was the USS Alabama and the rest of the military craft in the park. The main attractions are a WWII Battleship and a WWII submarine. This was an excellent stop and well worth checking out.
Afterwards I headed to New Orleans. I had made reservations at a hotel right in the middle of the French Quarter and was reported haunted, although I had no such encounters during my stay. New Orleans is exactly as you imagine it, which means it is pretty amazing. Brass bands on every corner, random parades of people marching through the streets, jazz clubs everywhere. It is as cool as everyone makes it out to be.