This will be an abridged (yes) version of our Flokin' experiences during our 4-night stay. Since I wanted to take whatever and bring back whatever, DH agreed that we should travel by vehicle...the biggest one we have...his Ford F-150 Crew Cab. We arrived just in time to go to Ashton's for a crawfish boil hosted by the proprietors of this drop-dead gorgeous Bed and Breakfast. It was so great to finally meet the flokers (and to see KCK and her DH and VeraBlue and Lou again)! A lavish feast of boiled crawfish and corn, potatoes, etc., brisket, and turkey was spread along with drinks....thoroughly enjoyed and many, many thanks to the gracious host(s). I also want to mention our heartfelt gratitude to Herm for organizing the events for the Flokfest....she could give any cruise director a run for his/her money! Because of her efforts, we were able to participate in such special activities that otherwise would not have been possible. Okay, now it was time to get ourselves and the truck squared away. Our hotel was The Marriott on Canal and because of the advice given by JLR51 (thank you, my new friend:) a couple of years ago, we decided to park at Harrah's garage and do a daily 30-minute play to validate its fee. This system worked beautifully for us because a daily stop at Harrah's is usually part of our itinerary in NOLA. We then set out to wander around and absorb The Quarter. As we strolled down Bourbon, we poked our heads into The Funky Pirate and saw some familiar faces near the stage where Mark Penton and the Pentones were playing. We joined KCK and her DH, Cajunyank and his DW, porelly, cate 15 and her DH, and another lovable floker who may or may not want to be identified. We enjoyed great music and had a fun time! We left before Willie Lockett and the All-Purpose Blues Band started up but they sure looked promising.....putting them on my list. After a shared appetizer of blackened shrimp quesadillas at Huck Finn's, it was time to validate our parking and then back to the hotel to our comfy bed.