New Orleans

cafe du monde awning in new orleans

 “Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable, and, unreasonable ways.” The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851

New Orleans has a long, long history. The French Quarter was kid friendly at the hours that we were there, but by the time we left around noon, the streets were very much becoming the domain of adults. After beignets, hot chocolate and coffee at Cafe du Monde we took a carriage drive with a very colorful and opinionated tour guide. The boys had just about had enough touristing for the day, so we walked to the newest Killer Po Boys location for sandwiches and some truly awesome local soda (Fest. Lulu, the Bourbon Cream Soda flavor, was particularly fantastic) and then headed back to the car for the drive East to Gulfport. On the way out we meandered through the Garden District and its stately historic homes before passing by the Superdome on the highway. It seems incredible that Hurricane Katrina was 10 years ago. New Orleans still distinctly bares the scars, yet it is clear that the spirt of the city is intact.

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toddler eats a beignet in a stroller
family with bag of beignets from cafe du monde in the french quarter of new orleans
young boy with beignet and hot chocolate on park bench
carriage driver in the french quarter of new orleans
photo of downtown new orleans from inside a carriage
looking across the back of a mule from a carriage in the french quarter of new orleans
reflection of carriage in a restaurant mirror in the french quarter of new orleans
street scene in the morning in the french quarter of new orleans
pink building in natural light in the french quarter of new orleans
employees stand outside of a restaurant in the french quarter of new orleans
pink building with green shutters in the french quarter of new orleans
worlds best hamburgers in the french quarter of new orleans
wrought iron balcony on pink building in the french quarter of new orleans
balcony with banners in the french quarter of new orleans
Looking down a street in New orleans French quarter towards downtown
Street scene in New Orleans from a carriage

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  1. Terri Wood

    21 January

    It looks the same but different from when Grandma Bertha and I went there 9 years ago. You don’t see the high water marks everywhere on every building like in 2006. Love your pictures and the commentary of them. Great seeing your boys grow up as well. Cute kiddos! If you ever drive through Colorado please let me know–we may be able to visit with you! Aunt Terri

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