Let Birthday Week Begin!!!
Trip Start Jan 19, 2009
96Trip End Jan 18, 2010
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For Bek's actual birthday we went to the French Quarter, old school New Orleans, and wandered the streets. This area is famous for numerous things, including Mardi Gras (just before Lent every year) and Bourbon Street.
New Orleans has lots of different areas and the Garden District is another that is full of beautiful OLD houses and trendy restaurants. The Garden District was largely constructed by Yankee settlers after the Louisiana Purchase - and was in direct competition to the older Creole architecture in the French Quarter. Jesse found this amazing chocolate shop called the Blue Frog, delicious! Another interesting thing about New Orleans is that they have all these cemeteries with hundreds of crypts, it's quite a sight to drive past and wander through.
It was wet in New Orleans but not as cold as our last few days, we had a great few days eating Po Boys (check out Wikipedia for some entertaining thoughts on the origin of the name) and hanging out. We managed to catch some flicks, sleep in, eat delicious food and laugh a lot. Thanks New Orleans for being such a great city and thanks everyone else for their Birthday wishes, much appreciated.
Love to you all, the slightly older, Bek and Jesse Train