For the record, it remains unbelievably hot, sticky, and muggy.
However, that in no way diminshed the charm of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Weather aside, I can see why Joy the Baker moved here- the buildings are playfully colored and the architecture is unique. There are so many iron balconies and they remind me of Paris.
I think my favorite view was the one of the Saint Louis Cathedral. It’s right next to Jackson Square (is that what it’s called?) and it’s beautiful. Olivia took me to a bridge across the street that has a wonderful view of the park and cathedral, and if you turn around you can see the Mississippi River! Huckleberry Finn, anyone?
Keep walking straight and you run into Café du Monde. I had beignets the first night I came here, and it was also waaaaaaay too hot to sit outside, but seeing the original café was nice 🙂 We may find beignets again across the causeway, where the Café du Monde (it’s now a small chain) is air conditioned.
There’s a place called the French Market, which is part food stand, part-time farmers market. It’s cute and very funky.
Alligator was a thing, apparently. I saw a food stand that sold alligator sausage…
Of course, there were VooDoo dolls. I was laughing before, but after running into the VooDoo jazz store where a skeleton was dancing somewhat epileptically (is that a word?), I’m not laughing very hard anymore.
For a late lunch we went to Magazine Street where there is a restuarant called The Rum House. There are some mighty good mini tacos there. My favorite was the brisket 🙂 Olivia also introduced me to the mango coconut rice (delicious).
I think I’m going to Oak Alley on Saturday…google it, it’s beautiful.