Monday, October 01, 2012

New Orleans: Bourbon Street

A weekend get-a-way has been on our mind for a while. Jessica suggested a New Orleans trip last year & we finally were in a place to make that happen. We found excellent airfare & a great hotel deal near the French Quarter. Plus, the hotel serves a great hurricane (much better than Pat O'Brien's original recipe in my opinion).

I loved how vibrant the town was.

But, I have to say Bourbon Street was not my scene.

There were so many famous places to have a drink. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a landmark. As we meandered through the town, I was struck by how many street artists there are. Everyone wants a tip!

Since it had been a good 20 minutes since we had lunch, we stopped by Cafe Du Monde for some world famous beignets.

I'm not sure what this instrument is called, but they made sure to remind us that smiles don't pay the rent.

 I could have wandered the streets here for days taking photos. It is such an interesting city & so rich in history.

We loved sitting & watching the {very large} boats - at least until a gentlemen came up & starting polishing Nick's {tennis} shoes.

The sights & smells in this town were divine! We had a great time just wandering through the French Quarter for the afternoon.

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