We made it back safe and sound last evening from our vacation in New Orleans! To say it was HOT...umm...uh huh...so HOT! It was in the mid 90's all week and humid. Ok, you who live in California and Florida would say...ha! But, this NW Ohio gal was not used to the heat...whew! In fact, we haven't even hit 90 yet this summer! But, that's ok because we paced ourselves. We went out in the mornings and evenings. Anyways, we had a fabulous time! Lots to see and the food was beyond amazing! Please be warned...pic overload!:-)
We took a dinner boat cruise along the Mississippi, which had an all you can eat buffet. Yes, uh huh, we stuffed ourselves on delicious food. I even ate turtle soup and it was mmm....mmm good! We topped the meal off with yummy bread pudding! The boat ride was so relaxing. My husband took some lovely sunset pics...
Here we are taking in the view of the St. Louis Cathedral...
We enjoyed some shopping at the French Market...
We visited the WWII Museum. My husband was in his glory viewing everything. It is one of the top four museums in the country! Lots to see and they make it fun and interesting!
We had to try a po boy sandwich and this place is noted to make some great ones. So, we dived in and ate the "bomb"! The bomb consisted of catfish, grilled shrimp, (2) cheeses, tomato, and lettuce with mayo. It was very good!
We should have taken a pic of it. I guess we didn't want to look too touristy...lol!
You still with me? If, so...thank you!:-) One night we walked to Harrah's Casino and had fried catfish and fries. Oh, I think my cholesterol is now off the charts...lol! Anyways, I played the penny slots and came out ahead...$40...woohoo!
We had to taste the beignets...and yes...so delicious...yum!
We visited a gorgeous plantation that is located in Vacherie about 50 miles NW of New Orleans called Oak Valley Plantation. The oak trees that lined the pathway are breathtaking. Many have come to this plantation home to film movies, soap operas, etc. And, it continues to be a working sugar cane plantation.
My husband drinking a mint julep.
We had Sunday buffet brunch at Court of Two Sisters. My husband had an omelette made to order creole style. My favorite part of the meal were the sweet potatoes that were so fluffy and tasty! We equate the meal with cruise food...so good!
Oh...we did manage to get a food pic and here it is...
Do I look flushed? Uh huh...'cause I'm about ready to have a heat stroke...lol!
More water, please!:-)
It was a wonderful Sunday brunch outside on the patio
with jazz music...
We behaved and stayed away from Bourbon St. until the last day to buy a Tshirt
for our son from Hard Rock Café...hehehe!
And, more pics of French Quarter...
Well, thank you so much for dropping by and viewing our pics of
New Orleans! Take care and have a wonderful day!