We exercised every morning, walked miles upon miles every day, but we found there was no way for us to offset the amount of calories consumed this week in The Big Easy. We have found New Orleans to be a foodies nirvana. Here are some pictures of the jambalaya, muffaletta, po’ boy, BBQ shrimp, fried green tomatoes, grits, biscuits, red fish, and of course oysters that we devoured.
We could easily stay here another month and not run out of great restaurants to sample (just in the French Quarter alone). Some of our favorites include Bourbon House, Acme Oyster House, Napoleon House, Elizabeth’s, and Ruby Slippers. Many of these have been serving patrons for over 150 years. Enough about food (it’s making us hungry again)…
On Wednesday we rode the St. Charles Street trolley to the Garden District to view the mansions. Bonnie took us past the homes of Anne Rice, John Goodman, and the house where Jefferson Davis died.
We spent a cold and rainy Thursday visiting St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, which opened in 1789 and is the oldest and most famous in New Orleans. The Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is said to be interred here; Nicholas Cage purchased a pyramid shaped tomb for his future resting place.
To see Robin playing with the baby alligator
We’d like to thank Bonnie & Peter Landini for sharing this wonderful week with us. We had so much fun exploring the Crescent City with you, but don’t worry, what happens in New Orleans…
Tomorrow we plan to buy gas in Mississippi, lunch in Alabama, and slumber in Fort Walton Beach Florida.