The Next Day in Naw'lins

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Live music all around the city.

After fully resting up, we started the day bright and early.  We decided to have breakfast at Cafe Du Monde... the oldest coffee stand in N.O.  They only serve coffee and beignets (which is French Donuts), and for around $4 you can get a small coffee and a place of 3 beignets.  Inside, it still has the 1950's atmosphere feel to it, and it was packed with people at every table!

After getting our sugar and caffeine fix, we set off to explore the rest of the French Quarter.  Near the riverwalk there were street music performers to entertain and we were able to see from a distance the Cathedral of St. Louis.  We later went inside and took in all the beautiful artwork and the serene setting amist all the "craziness" all around it.  It was interesting to note that in 1987, the Pope was there to provide Mass to the Catholics there.

A look over the water...

Walking along the streets of N.O., I was amazed at all the beautiful architecture!  I loved looking at all the old buildings, with the balconys with the rod-iron work.  There is also statues in honor of all the musical legends that helped in development of the jazz/blues music in N.O... I loved that this town was so ecentric and full of life, music, and art.

Finally, our day was complete when Sarah and TJ got their fortunes read at "The Bottom of the Cup Tearoom".  I, on the otherhand, slipped $1 into a mechanical fortune teller and got a printed card with my "fortune".  It reminded me of when Tom Hanks made his wish to the same kind of fortune teller in the movie "Big".

WalterC says:
Beignets are messy and great!
Posted on: Jun 18, 2008
alyssa_ob says:
I love Cafe Du Monde's beignets!
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008
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Live music all around the city.
Live music all around the city.
A look over the water...
A look over the water...
The 3 of us with the Cathedral of …
The 3 of us with the Cathedral of…
Inside the Cathedral of St. Louis.
Inside the Cathedral of St. Louis.
Beautiful artwork on the ceiling.
Beautiful artwork on the ceiling.
The Jax:  Jackson Brewing Company.
The Jax: Jackson Brewing Company.
Musical Legends Park
Musical Legends Park
Statues of Fats Domino, Jumbo …
Statues of "Fats" Domino, "Jumbo"…
TJ and Sarah got their fortunes re…
TJ and Sarah got their fortunes r…
$1 for my fortune!
$1 for my fortune!
Just a fun barstool at one of the …
Just a fun barstool at one of the…
Only in N.O. could you have weed d…
Only in N.O. could you have weed …
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Yummy beignets and coffee
When visiting New Orleans, Cafe du Monde is a must for coffee and beignets. For around $4, you can get a small coffee (with chicory), either black or… read entire review