Our last day & night in N'awlins

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The Reef exhibit at the Aquarium of the Americas
Today was free of everything. I had no tours booked because I figured that we would venture on foot. I hadn't planned in all the walking we had already done the nights and days before. My feet were killing me. lol
When we stepped out of the hotel on this day we almost immediately wanted to turn around and go back to the cool hotel room. The humidity was kicking our butt. We have humidity in Virginia but this was ridiculous. After a small breakfast/lunch we headed for the waterfront. I suggested going to the Aquarium of the Americas simply to get out of the heat. We got in line to get our tickets. By the time we got in we were both sticky and hot. It felt great inside. Almost a little too cool but it turned out to only be like that right by the entrance. We enjoyed the first exhibit of the Caribbean Reef a lot.
Cool shot
As we went on we passed several exhibits with exotic fish. There was even a frog exhibit. The rain forest exhibit was nice. If you've been to D.C.'s National Zoo and the Amazonia there you'll know exactly what to expect, minus the heat. It was a comfortable temperature inside comparing to the alternative outside.
I was surprised to see some parrots, an albino (!) alligator, a few other birds and a beautifully put together "Kids section". This is were the touch tank is located. You get to touch a mini shark or stingrays. Very cool.
After a couple of hours in the cool aquarium we got back outside. It was muggy and raining! Great!
We crossed the street and went to the Mall, I forget its name. Mainly high line stores not for the every day window shop. lol
We went back to the hotel to change since we did get wet on our walk back. For dinner we walked back towards the waterfront.
We decided to eat at "Landry's Seafood House". (see review)
After, we took one final stroll on Bourbon Street. Going back to our favorite spots like the Sing Sing.
missandrea81 says:
Glad you enjoyed it!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
marksreynolds says:
Your blog and all the reviews were great! Lena and I always talk about going to NOLA, and now we have some ideas for when we go. Thanks :)
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008
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The Reef exhibit at the Aquarium o…
The Reef exhibit at the Aquarium …
Cool shot
Cool shot
Fish
Fish
Catfish
Catfish
Pretty waterfall
Pretty waterfall
Hubby in the tree house
Hubby in the tree house
Tree house trail
Tree house trail
Us
Us
Pretty waterfall
Pretty waterfall
Parrots
Parrots
Red parrot
Red parrot
shark display
shark display
moraine
moraine
touch tank
touch tank
My favorite pirate was here too!!
My favorite pirate was here too!!
Albino gator
Albino gator
A hawk
A hawk
The hawk again
The hawk again
an owl having lunch
an owl having lunch
Oh, it spotted us!
Oh, it spotted us!
Lewis & Clark
Lewis & Clark
The big tank. Sharks, turtles, sti…
The big tank. Sharks, turtles, st…
Us at Sing Sing
Us at Sing Sing
On Bourbon Street
On Bourbon Street
Huff patrol
Huff patrol
on Canal Street
on Canal Street
Canal Street
Canal Street
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