Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Orleans (Part II)

New Orleans proved to be a great place for teenagers.  I can't say I wasn't worried about a lot of Bourbon Street exposure - especially given the fact that the NBA All star game was the weekend we were there. Things were a little crazy in the French Quarter on Sunday. I will say that like most cities, you can find what you're looking for.  I wanted John and Julia to experience the culture that New Orleans offers - and some of it is, to quote Julia, "cray-cray". They also got a peak into the Garden District and the gorgeous homes and architecture there.  Now that college is looming ever closer, I thought it was a bonus that they got to see Tulane and Loyola.
A beautiful home on Charles Street decked out for Mardi Gras

Mom and Jules on the St. Charles Trolly

The city itself is steeped in history, but we loved the museum that showcases American involvement in
World War II.  De could have spent two days there, but the rest of us cried, "Uncle".

John and Julia at the World War II Museum

If De's thing is history, John's is definitely movies. John spied "Zoltar" from the movie,
BIG, in the French Quarter.

During a ride on a carriage that was pulled by Jenny....

... we were serenaded by Grandpa Elliott - a street musician who was featured in the documentary,
Playing for Change. He sang "What a Wonderful World" and "The Girl from Impanema".
We celebrated our ride and mini concert with - what else -
 another round of Beignets from Cafe Du Monde!

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