Day 11 - Wednesday

Trip Start Apr 09, 2011
Trip End Apr 24, 2011

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today we'll go out to the Art Museum once more and get in the Sculpture Gardens. We've heard that the Museum is free today, but the Frommer's says that's only for Louisiana residents. We picked up q number of students headed for the Museum, and one full fledged field trip. We learned that the Museum is free for everyone today, not just LA residents.

When we reached the end of the line we beat feet to the museum to get ahead of the field trip, checked the back pack, used the facilities, and headed for the sculpture gardens. We figured that the field trip would be in the museum first, and also reasoned that it would be hotter in the gardens later in the day. On the way out we encountered the field trip, and they were being diverted to the sculpture gardens first because there were too many people in the museum! The guide brochure for the gardens was a buck, but the money was in the back pack -- $.54 wouldn't cut it, so we just relied on the labels for the individual sculptures. We enjoyed walking around looking at the variety of pieces in the gardens.

When we were finished, we were ready for some lunch and ate at the cafe in the museum -- two very lovely salads. We then went through parts of the museum, concentrating on the Faberge exhibit, native American, Asian, and glass displays.

We headed down Esplanade back to the Fair Grinds to have that pecan pie, and then went into Cafe Degas and had a lovely cheese board for a treat snack. We hiked back to the streetcar and had to wait about a half hour for it to show up. We knew that it would be too late to hit the final fabric place, so after we exited the streetcar we walked over to Lafayette Square to check out the Wednesday evening concert. We didn't get anything to eat or drink, just people-watched and listed to the music, which was definitely NOT jazz. After we were sated from the ear assault, we walked over to St. Charles on the uptown side of Lee Circle and caught the streetcar back to the resort after a bit of a wait.

RC wanted a bit more food, so we walked down to Houstons (Live Jazz) and checked it out. The plzcde was quite crowded, and RC didn't see anything that really appealecd -- looked like too much food, so we left and went back to Mia's Balcony for some more small plates and sides. We ordered BBQ shrimp, marinated mushrooms, buttered corn grits, and turtle soup for each of us. We had sherry to add to the turtle soup, which was on the spicy side. The shrimp were whole, not just tails (beady eyes), and they needed to be peeled before consuming. There was also a couple slices of bread that RC used to soak up the juices. We split a second piece of pecan pie for dessert.

Back at the resort we downloaded JG's SD chip from the Nikon and looked at the last folder before feeling the sinkies and calling it a day.
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