I have a problem of making trips longer than they should be. When I saw that New Orleans was on the way to Destin from Texas, I knew I wanted to stay a night! Being a music teacher, it's like a MUST to go there, right? So we planned to stay one night in the French Quarters of New Orleans. There is no way that I could fit all of the NoLa's goodness into one day. so this trip was just a little tease of seeing the things we need to do whenever we come back.
We arrived earlier than I expected the first day, and we had some time to walk around and grab dinner that evening. It was so humid!
Then we headed back to our place for the night. (Not sponsored, but thought you'd like to know ;-)
Our family is early birds. So we woke up early the next morning and enjoyed he city views from out balcony. Mostly it was the street cleaners and various other early birds already up.
Fun fact, Jackson Square doesn't open until 8 am. We found out by being up and there before it was open. So we walked and got some beignets. Also, if you go to New Orleans, bring cash. Most of the unique little places only took cash.We had to walk around looking for ATMs the night before and didn't think to get more out for breakfast. Anyway, we passed some time in the morning before capturing some last photos in the square. My favorite part is that while we enjoyed our beignets, there was a live jazz band across the street. It was a great (and very humid) experience!
Then finally, on our way out of NOLA, we had to stop back at a place we drove by on the way to our AirBNB. One of the amazing books and musicians I came across is a book named Trombone Shorty. I love it! I read it to my kids. It's amazing and you should check it out. So when we were driving and I just happen to see the Tremé Center with a giant street mural of Trombone Shorty, I knew I *HAD* to stop and get a picture!
And that concluded our quick visit to New Orleans!
Thanks for joining us!!
USS Alabama (post coming soon)
Destin Fun Days (post coming soon)