Monday, March 23, 2009
New Orleans, LA
Here we are in the French Quarter of New Orleans. I had been here in the 90's to attend a software developer's conference but this was Susan's first time. Our first stop was at Cafe du Monde (where else?) where we inhaled some delicious beignets and got powdered sugar all over everything. Isn't that what you're supposed to do? If so, we did a good job of it. From there, we dusted ourselves off and crossed the street to Jackson Square where we boarded a mule-drawn carriage for a relaxing guided tour of the French Quarter. After the tour, we wandered around visiting antique shops and other establishments including a "beverage break" at Pat O's - a quiet hidden courtyard with a fountain and outside bar. Ahhh...that felt good! After a walk down Bourbon Street (where we saw such famous places as Preservation Hall where Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Ensemble will be playing tonight) and a short browse of the French Market (just a lot of imported junk for sale), we opted to return to the RV for some well-deserved rest.