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New Orleans

Posted by on January 22, 2010

The Pontchartrain Landing RV Park provides a shuttle service to the French Quarter so we hopped aboard at ten this morning. Fog had blanketed everything around us and I didn’t know if photos were going to be possible. The first thing we did was head to the Cafe du Monde for beignets and coffee. It was as if we couldn’t get enough sugar. From there it was onto Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral. Upon entering the cathedral one is just awestruck at the painted ceilings, the stained glass and the essence of incense that lingers in the air. We meandered the walkways and alleys taking in Bourbon Street, the Wharf and some shopping in the French Market.  The fog didn’t lift until well after noon but it mattered not, as it allowed for some interesting photos. The bridge to Algiers, the ferry and the trolleys were barely visible through the mist. I couldn’t pass sampling some jumbalaya while Robin opted for the best gyro I’ve ever tasted. After lunch, we took in the French Market, the Wharf, Bourbon Street and some musicians plying their trade at the French Market Cafe. As we sauntered down Bienville Street we noticed the trucks, the blaring lights and all the props. This is my second time in New Orleans that I watched a film being made. The first one was with Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button“. This one is called “Earthbound” and stars Kate Hudson. I’m not sure Nicholas Cage is in the movie but he was there on site. But then again he lives here in the area and perhaps he was just watching the action, just as we were. There shall be more of the city and our exploits tomorrow. Seven hours in the city walking around has taken its toll on me and I’m bleaking out here as I type. So enjoy the slideshow.

8 Responses to New Orleans

  1. Chuck

    We enjoyed some great pastries at the Du Monde. Enjoy your visit!

  2. Froggi Donna

    If you have time be sure to visit the D Day Museum. It is amazing…a very emotional experience, too. We spent a good half day and plan to get back to see the other half.

  3. Paul Breton

    Very interesting while cruising and seeing the sites that you and Robin take in, and the restaurants must be great for the taste buds of the Big Guy. Sometimes when you write, you remind of a young boy holding .50 cents in your hand looking around in a candy store with big wide open eyes. New Orleans will be a first for Sue and I, you just wetted our appetite, no not the food Larry, the adventure trail. Enjoy your time and be safe.

  4. Debbie

    What a fantastic journey for the imagination, and a tug at the heart….beautiful pictures, which is no suprise, and to see my Sis with that heartwarming smile on her face, is almost as good as being there with you both!
    Looks like you’re having a great time…in a great place!
    Happy Trails to you both~

  5. larry

    Thanks, all of you for your comments and advice. Donna, we didn’t get to the museum but we’ll hit it on our way back after our spring training stint.
    Paul, you and Sue are going to love this place. We’d love to do it with the both of you.
    Debbie, I think you live vicariously through your sister.
    Love you all.

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