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Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Orleans in a Day

With airfares dropping, and before the summer humidity sets in, it seemed the perfect time to visit New Orleans. Air fares are often cheaper if you don't stay overnight so getting up early and spending a day there worked out great. We started off at the Still Perkin coffee house on the corner of Washington and Prytania, sat and enjoyed the morning sun on the patio and waited for our guide for the Garden District Walking Tour. The tour was two hours and took us through a cemetery, past many old homes with unique histories and beautiful gardens.
This white house is where Benjamin Button was filmed. After the tour, we rode the tram along St. Charles Avenue to the French Quarter where we ate lunch at Cafe Beignet and then wandered around the French Quarter and French Market and enjoyed the street performances. By then it was getting crowded and so we skipped the planned stop at Cafe Du Monde for Beignets and walked along the river toward the hotels. After a quick visit to the Harrah's casino where it is easy to find a taxi, we headed to the airport. All in all it was a fun day.


Being Beth said...

Wow -- when did you take this little jaunt? Looks like you had a great time.

DebMc said...

WHAT FUN! Don't ya just love jaunting about for a day trip? Great idea!

Joanne said...

Pics are great and glad you enjoyed the Crescent City. Spontaneous travel - what a kick!