Saturday, April 3, 2010

French Quarter New Orleans

Mardi Gras Costume

St Louis Cathedral

Cafe au lait and beignets for breakfast

Beautiful homes in the Garden District

Stree performer

Cafe au lait and begneits (sort of donuts) at Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter today. We about walked poor Donnie to death. The shuttle from the KOA picked us up at 9 am this morning and picked us up at 5:45 pm. We walked around Jackson Square and down Bourbon Street. We weren't too impressed with Bourbon Street. Donnie said that it smelled really bad. We went to two different museums. One had New Orleans history and the other had history of Mardi Gras. They were both very interesting.

We had lunch at a restaurant on Jackson Square so that we could hear the music being played out on the square. It sort of reminded us of San Francisco with all of the street artists and performers. We tried fried alligator finally and it was really very good. Tasted like a mild fish. We also had gumbo and shrimp creole. Then I shopped until I dropped.... As we were waiting for the van to pick us, there was a steam calliope concert from the Paddlewheel boat the Natchez. That was very cool.

We were going to go into town again tomorrow but one long day was plenty so we will just go to church tomorrow and take it easy. I bet Donnie walked at least 3 miles today so we will let him take it easy tomorrow.

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