Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Great day in New Orleans

We went about 6 miles down river and caught the Algiers ferry over to New Orleans. The ferry is free and the private parking lot is only $5 to park. It worked so great. I wished that we had known about it last year.

We took the street car down to the French Market where we had gumbo and bread pudding with rum sauce for lunch. Yum, yum, yum. The little restaurant had a live band playing jazz. It was all wonderful.

We decided to take a Greyline tour of the city that we missed the last time we were in the city. It was very nice. I got to see one of the cemeteries up close (you know how I love cemeteries). We went by Tulane and Loyola Universities and through the gorgeous Garden district with these great old homes. The azaleas are all in bloom so that was an extra bonus. The guide was very informative about the vast dimensions of the Katrina disaster. They have made an amazing amount of progress but there are a lot of empty lots where the houses were just demolished and not replaced.

The weather was absolutely perfect since a cool front went through in the night and it took away the humidity and it was only about 70 which was great.

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