Donnerstag, April 30, 2009

We hit the French Quarter

Here is a good idea for people visiting New Orleans. Take your hiking shoes. Man, I wish I'd thought of that. An umbrella is generally a good idea for NOLA, too. I will take those items to the wool show on Saturday.

St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square
square and cathedral

There is actually a knitting store just off Jackson square, on the street that runs in front of the cathedral. It had more needlepoint than yarn when I went several years ago. With Maryland Sheep and Wool coming up, I didn't bother this time.

Statue of Saint Joan
st. joan

Immigrants statue and Mississippi River Bridge


Was the mime by Jax Brewing Company? It's been a mall for some time now. I bought a bejewelled, camo fishing hat to wear to the zoo this summer.

Mule tour cart
mule cart

If you want to see the cemeteries, you really do need to go on some kind of tour. Muggers like to jump out from behind the raised tombs and catch naive tourists unawares. You're safe in a group. If you stay with your group.

Leftover muffaletta

We had the muffaletta in the Riverwalk. Other meals: sandwiches from Mother's on Poydras; barbecue shrimp at Ruth's Chris Steak house; sandwiches at Texas Barbecue Company in Metairie.


Must do's for the French Quarter:
  • beignets and coffee or cocoa at Cafe du Monde.
  • pralines from Aunt Sally's
  • a stroll along the river
  • a tour of the Cathedral or, next door, the Cabildo
  • eat a muffaletta or a roast beef poboy
  • sit in the shade and listen to the music; there always is some

  • Tomorrow: We go uptown.

    1 Kommentar:

    margene hat gesagt…

    Thanks for the mini tour! It's been years since I was in NO and I love it so much!

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