Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I forgot to write about my awesome adventure to New Orleans in January. I really loved this place, it was amazing, so let us begin.
I arrived there late at night was met in the airport by my daughter and ex husband, with a cute sign she made me! People collectively said “awe”. It was a cute moment and I hadn’t seen her in what seemed like decades. So the next day she had school and it was bring your ex to work day, and I went into the Big Easy to roam around alone while he went to work at the Hotel Monteleone, he manages Criollo. More on that restaurant later!
We went to breakfast at The Camellia Grill. It was great, my first taste of NOLA.
I headed down Royal street into the French Quarter. I am greeted by the beautiful sights and sounds of this neat section of the city. The wrought iron balconies and narrow roadways are so unlike anything I have seen, and certainly older than anything I had seen in the U.S. I walked down pirates Alley along side the
St. Louis Cathedral l because I really want to see the inside of this old church, but before I did, I got a treat. I saw a street band playing in Jackson square. Where the church faces in to. I LOVE this kind of music and hearing it echo from street corner to street corner with all these foreign sights was indescribable at first.
I have some videos I will add later due to technological difficulties they will not process straight to the blog.
Now first off I would like to point out that old man in the video you cannot see yet, can cut a rug. I will so be like that when I am old. 🙂 Lastly the band made me come over and sit with them while they played a song which was tremendously fun!
|St. Louis Cathedral|
|Jackson Square Park|
|Interior St. Louis Cathedral|
|Churchyard of cathedral looking into Pirates Alley|
Anyway while on Chartres I visited the Cabildo (Louisiana State Museum), the first time, and enjoyed the display on Mardi Gras. Read and learned all about this awesome celebration. I am glad I took the time to stop in and see it’s history before I saw the whole thing in action! Such a rich and fun tradition! Face it, I am fun so something like this is pretty much right up my alley!!
Then I finished up my self tour by having a drink at the famous carousel bar.
Phew I am tired from just writing day 1!!
The next day Gwynneth and I rode the streetcar and bus into the French Quarter again to have a day packed full of adventure.
Café Du Monde was our first stop here we had Beignets. These are very popular here in New Orleans. This place was reported to have the best but I honestly liked theirs the least out of the other 2 places I had them, which I will mention later. Walked by the Beauregard-Keyes House, went into a visited the Nuns old Coventry and church there, it was so old pretty cool .
|This house had a very famous gate of wrought iron that was corn shaped.|
|This is the infamous LaLaurie Mansion, center of horror stories and macabre details. This so interested me I bought a book about it and really enjoyed the read. This house was owned by Nicholas Cage until he filed bankruptcy.|
< This is an alley
This is Gwynneth >
We took the Algiers Ferry across the Mississippi River and noticed that we went to the ghetto side of New Orleans so we turned right around and went back.
|Gwynneth and I on the horse drawn tour!|
And here is the famous voodoo queen. Marie Laveau’s crypt. The locals come here to make a wish it is told if you make 3 x’s in the air and turn around 4 times put something next to her grave as a offering, your wish would come true.We put a penny,a hair clip and a bracelet.