Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown
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... back to our hotel before passin out for the night.
We woke up around 11 the next day and wanted to walk around from the French Quarter to the Marigny neighborhood. We started off at Cafe du Monde, which is known for their incredible beignets. We sat down, ordered 6 beignets, and we discovered how friggin good warm fried dough covered in powered sugar can be. We then walked through the French Market and got ...
... it but our guide said as we staying there we can just ask another night to enter and they will let us. Yellow fever destroyed the population of New Orleans every year as it was so swampy and wet and the mosquitoes just passed it on like a plague. It didn't help they buried their dead in the french quarter for awhile, until they moved it to the outer city limits.
Our tour ended at our hotel at 9:30pm and we decided to go get a bite to eat. We walked around and around ...
... a bit too much. We wandered about the town, which was really hopping by now, swarms of happy people, many dressed up, and many dressed down, many half cut, and many full cut! The streets were mostly closed to traffic, with the occasional cab or brightly lit motorcycle wending its way through. Police were highly conspicuous, with 2 or 3 cops on almost every corner, and patrol cars pretty frequent, not that they were all that visible through the crowds. Bourbon Street was ...
... the next 2 hours just waking and wandering the streets, watching street performers of all types, looking at artists paintings and watching them paint. Walking through the French market, Steph was trying on a million masks and fell in love with one that later became impossible to find..thus she left without one…Next time! We did however see a giant chair in a hotel and joke about ending up on it one night..which we did ..on our last night randomly, dressed ...
... is steamy, to say the least. Decided to try the "Hop on, hop off" tour bus, and perhaps the trolley to the beautiful southern mansions.
OH and we have a Walgreens and CVS within a couple of blocks and I am about to purchase a cord for Mom's camera to upload all theses pics, so once again, stay tuned................
Y'all have a great morning..
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