Day 28: Our last day

Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
Trip End Jul 13, 2013

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Friday, July 12, 2013

On our last day of vacation we slept late and went to Mother's Restaurant for brunch. Mother's claims to have the world's best baked ham. I have to say, we both agree! The best thing about New Orleans is the food! We tried to eat at places recommended by the locals. All were incredible!

Next we went to the World War II Museum. This is a must see for any history buff. You could easily spend a whole day there. We spent several hours and never made it to the War in the Pacific exhibits. We watched a 4D movie called Beyond All Boundaries narrated by Tom Hanks. It was an overview of the war created with the input of over 400 historians. The seats shook, lights flashed, smoke rolled, snow fell, all while watching a 3D movie. Very cool!

We started a tradition of having cocktail hour every evening on our trip. Here in New Orleans we sat in the hotel courtyard with the girls each evening before dinner. This evening we were asked to leave as they were setting up for a wedding. We moved the second courtyard and were able to be an audience to the bride's pre-wedding photography. She was a beautiful bride and we joked about photo bombing her. It was a nice way to end our final cocktail hour!

For dinner we went to The Gumbo Shop on St. Peter St. The food was wonderful and our waiter was awesome. As with everywhere we ate in the city, we would return here. After dinner we went to Pat O'Brien's for a famous Hurricane, and then we checked into Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop for our Haunted History Tour.

The tour was oversold and we had over 30 people just in our group. It's hard to listen to the stories in a group that large, especially when part of the group is a bachelor party. The drunk guys decided Danny and I were their new best friends. One asked me to adopt him since I was "cooler" than his own mom. We spent an hour and a half trying to listen to our guide's stories, most of which I'd learned through my own research on New Orleans, and being high-fived and hugged by our new son from San Diego. When we passed our own hotel on the tour, we ducked out to avoid finishing the tour and having to walk all the way back. Ten minutes later while enjoying the courtyard one final time, guess who reappeared? Our drunken bachelor party friends. It was a funny way to end the evening.

It's been a trip of a lifetime, but we are ready to head home on Saturday!

Mindy & Danny
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