Today marks the halfway point of our trip and, as is our custom here in New Orleans, we begin the day with a cafe. These pastries are from Manhattan Jack, a recommendation from a local blogger (Joy the Baker) that Jacki found a number of years ago. It was, or course, great for the taste buds!
Dale has been on the lookout for a barber shop and we happened on this one, on a Monday, no less! He got an expensive but tidy trim!
While he sat in there, we drove up the street to Audubon Park and took a stroll through lovely landscapes. Not Julian, you may be sure! He stayed in the Sequoia and read his book, then couldn't figure out how to unlock it for me when we returned so that our alarm honked loudly for a time. Somehow, we figured it out and peace was restored!
Next destination - The French Quarter!
Perhaps the holidays have something to do with it, but street musicians abound!
This lady was absolutely fabulous on her clarinet, pouring her entire soul into it!
Jacki in a hat shop
Alligator heads, anyone? They were for sale at several stalls in the French Market!
French Quarter Streetscapes...
We obliged Julian and took in the Audobon Zoo.
The most beautiful animal they have in the zoo is this Bengal Tiger.
Our darling children, Jacquelyn and Julian!
We got just a bit of sunshine and are most grateful it did not rain. Our attempts to find a beach on the Gulf Coast yielded a negative. The closest one is, supposedly, several hours away. We may try to find it on our way out of the city on Wednesday morning. In the meanwhile, we keep exploring.
Our ice cream stop in the afternoon was at The Creole Creamery!
We have one more day here, in which Jacki and I hope to tour another plantation and the guys will do their sight-seeing from the trolley!
to be continued...