Louisiana! {French Quarter, NOLA}

 

 

 

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.

 
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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?

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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.

 

 

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There’s a place called the French Market, which is part food stand, part-time farmers market. It’s cute and very funky.

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Alligator was a thing, apparently. I saw a food stand that sold alligator sausage…

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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.

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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).

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I think I’m going to Oak Alley on Saturday…google it, it’s beautiful.

Marissa

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