A full day in Nawlins!

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Balconeys aren't just in the French Quarter. We saw these headed out for the Garden District.

Judy’s tummy is better and we are ready for a full day of fun. We managed to get a good breakfast at the hotel including cereal, juice, yogurt, and coffee. Off to see the sites of the town. First is the Garden District. So many nice homes its hard to pick which ones to photograph. Unfortunately the streets are in such bad repair due to the roots of the live oak trees. It’s bumpy and narrow so slow going for sure. Good thing we weren’t in a hurry.

Then back through the Bourbon Street area for some more pics. And finally we found a parking spot and strolled near a place where my wife said was a must try place for her, Café Du Monde. She had to have a Café Au Lait and an order of Beignets. Served extremely hot right off the grease with more powdered sugar than could possibly be needed.

As we neared the Garden District, some of the homes got nicer and nicer.
So good you wouldn’t dare sue them for burning you.

We also bought a souvenir spoon and cap and tried to buy a CD of some Zydeco music playing in one store but the store clerk said she was out of it. Sure was toe tapping good.  We'll look for it again tomorrow.

We relaxed in the room for a little while and then headed out for an evening on Bourbon Street. It’s still pretty early but the crowd is gathering and starting to have fun. The music is blaring from almost every bar, lounge and gathering spot on the street. We walked about eight blocks before heading back the opposite way.

I had seen a tee shirt I wanted to buy but couldn’t find in it in my size. The caption on the front read "Retired but still work part time as a pain in the Ass!" I looked in every store and never did find it big enough.

We ate dinner at the Red Fish Grill and it was great. Way too much food!!

blurbmoi says:
Hahaha, thats one must buy shirt!
Posted on: Jul 11, 2008
keeweeset says:
It's good to hear that Judy is feeling better and she was able to enjoy the beignets. They do sound delicious! =)
Posted on: Apr 23, 2008
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Balconeys arent just in the Frenc…
Balconeys aren't just in the Fren…
As we neared the Garden District, …
As we neared the Garden District,…
As all around the country, some we…
As all around the country, some w…
In some areas the tree roots have …
In some areas the tree roots have…
This store looked nice
This store looked nice
A beautiful front yard feature.
A beautiful front yard feature.
The streets and sidewalks are a me…
The streets and sidewalks are a m…
Back into the French Quarter.
Back into the French Quarter.
And Bourbon Street.
And Bourbon Street.
A very pretty place. Three stories…
A very pretty place. Three storie…
A New Orleans Historic Marker.
A New Orleans Historic Marker.
Carriage tours are available alway…
Carriage tours are available alwa…
Two very good street musicians nea…
Two very good street musicians ne…
Along Boubon Street in the evening…
Along Boubon Street in the evenin…
And these street perfomers collect…
And these street perfomers collec…
Folks were dancing in the streets.
Folks were dancing in the streets.
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