A full day in Nawlins!
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Judyâ€™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. Itâ€™s bumpy and narrow so slow going for sure. Good thing we werenâ€™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, CafĂ© Du Monde. She had to have a CafĂ© Au Lait and an order of Beignets. Served extremely hot right off the grease with more powdered sugar than could possibly be needed.
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. Itâ€™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 couldnâ€™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!!