Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sping Break - Part 2

The second leg of our trip was to New Orleans. Again, everything went great with logistics. We had wonderful weather and a fun time enjoying this unique city. Karen and I have both been once before. I think New Orleans is such an interesting city with so many different personalities. We spend 2 and a half days there which was not nearly enough to do everything but we tried to hit the highlights.

This is the view from our hotel balcony. We stayed at a great hotel in the French Quarter. It was a block off Bourbon Street which made for some noise a night but it was totally worth it to be so close to everything. We didn't use the car once while we were there, instead it sat in a garage for $28 a day :)
One thing I really like about New Orleans is the architecture. All the balconies are so interesting to look at. We even found Brad Pitts house :)

No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a trip to the best breakfast stop in the world, Cafe Du Monde!

We took a Post-Katrina tour. It was very, very interesting and upsetting at the same time. We drove through many neighborhoods that were still empty or had trailers sitting in front of houses, big and small. I realized it wasn't just one area affected but most, if not all the residential areas had severe damage. The French Quarter was spared since it is about 5 ft. above sea level.

The street car was fun to ride. We took one down to the Garden District and walked around to see the amazing houses. We had a great lunch while we were touring the district and stopped at some fun stores.

Here we are in front of St. Louis Cathedral. I was able to get a Christmas ornament of the Cathedral to remind me of our great trip.
We had an awesome week and are thankful for safety and good weather. We made the 500+ mile trip back on Saturday so we could spend Easter with our families.

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