Walking around and Crawfish in New Orleans...

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Although I have already been in New Orleans 3 times, this one was my first time walking around the streets and doing some sightseeing. I'm used to go to the gym daily and was missing my working out. Heidi asked me if I would like to take a walk through St. Charles Ave. Of course I would! Our 45min walking turned to be an almost 2hr walking, hahaha. I was just taking pictures of the nice houses and asking about everything.

This time, we just walked through St. Charles. We started at the 40th Block and ended in front of the Loyola University and the park. Just at the end, I realized we have been walking quite a lot.  I saw the Streetcar and really beautiful houses and buildings.

cute face over the trees
The parades would be going through St. Charles, so today was the last opportunity to see then undecorated until Mardi Gras was over. Besides the lovely houses, there were also really nice trees, specially oaks.

I had to say it was pretty cool. But I decided to take a walk daily, doesn't matter the weather, just because I wanted to do some exercise and explore the Garden District.

After works we went to a small nice bar, owned by friends. They were having a Crawfish Boil. What is that? Well, they throw into the pot not just Crawfish and Shrimp, but also potatoes, mushrooms, my favorite - the corn and cajun smoked sausage for eating, and lemon and onions for added seasoning. They cooked it in large pots and put everything in very large sor of tub. You just had to take your tray and take some.

with the band
It's very tasty, but you have to peel the Crawfish and Shrimp by your own and suck the Crawfish's head. At first, the peeling took me a while, but then I got used to it and could do it better - maybe not a proffesional but I was able to eat, hahaha. Actually I found it much easier peeling the Shrimps than the Crawfish :). Should I suck the Crawfish??? Of course! I wanted to experience it as a local.  The bar was small, nothing fancy, but the atmosphere was great and there was a band playing outside.  After eating we had some beers there and there was a mini parade nearby, just to get into the Mardi Gras mood.

Ok, next entrees will be about New Orleans, but the Mardi Gras' story has its own blog. It deserves it :)

X_Drive says:
I hope we have as much fun as you did when we get to New Orleans this April! You got some great pics too!
Posted on: Feb 18, 2008
martinikitty13 says:
i love crawfish boils! sounds like a super fun day. :)
Posted on: Feb 14, 2008
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The Wedding Cake house
The Wedding Cake house
cute face over the trees
cute face over the trees
with the band
with the band
Beautiful houses from Prytannia St…
Beautiful houses from Prytannia S…
Sacred Heart Academy in St Charles…
Sacred Heart Academy in St Charle…
another face
another face
Lovely Magnolia Tree
Lovely Magnolia Tree
my house????
my house????
taking a break
taking a break
Nice Public Library.
Nice Public Library.
The Public Library
The Public Library
A Garden District Mansion
A Garden District Mansion
walking in the Garden District and…
walking in the Garden District an…
Another Garden District Mansion
Another Garden District Mansion
A Garden District Mansion
A Garden District Mansion
St. Charles is full of oaks
St. Charles is full of oaks
St. Charles Streetcar
St. Charles Streetcar
with a big oak...
with a big oak...
entrance of Audubon Park
entrance of Audubon Park
Loyola University
Loyola University
Loyola Universitys tower
Loyola University's tower
Loyola University
Loyola University
Thomas Sulley Cottage
Thomas Sulley Cottage
one of my future houses at St. Cha…
one of my future houses at St. Ch…
cute Iron Fences
cute Iron Fences
Mansions Iron Fences
Mansion's Iron Fences
beautiful wood porche
beautiful wood porche
A Mansions balcony
A Mansion's balcony
welcome to the Mansion
welcome to the Mansion
nice fountain
nice fountain
whos climbing?
who's climbing?
including the restrooms were getti…
including the restrooms were gett…
throwing some stuff into the pot!
throwing some stuff into the pot!
look all that food!!!
look all that food!!!
look at the tray!
look at the tray!
crawfish, yummy!
crawfish, yummy!
the band
the band
with my hosts :)
with my hosts :)
hanging out at the Corporation
hanging out at the Corporation
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