I always love to go on a trip and I always love coming home. We had a great time in New Orleans. We spent our time mostly in the French Quarter and the Garden District where most locals, surprisingly to me, did not want to talk about the oil spill. I expect if we had been in places like Houma or Grand Isle that might have been different. Those who would talk about it seem to feel like things along and in the water are changed forever.
We were there as tourists so we did touristy things.
We rode the mule-drawn carriages through the French Quarter.
We liked this so much we did it more than once.
We rode the Canal Street cable car.
I did lots of walkabouts admiring the beautiful wrought iron balconies.
I thought this one covered with beads was fun.
I did some window shopping.
I thought this one might be appropriate for some BP execs.
I did my own personal praline sampling tour.
Aunt Sally's were especially yummy.
And, of course, beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde.
I went twice.
A centerpiece of the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral.
We were told that according to Kodak this is the 2nd most photographed spot in the world.
The first most photographed spot is Disney World.
There was music everywhere. The sights, the sounds, the smells and the tastes all worked together to make me a fan of New Orleans.