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While we only had a very short time to visit New Orleans, we had to be tourists for the morning and visit the French Quarter and Cafe Du Monde for beignets.
Jackson Square and Cafe Du Monde were just a short walk through New Orleans from the Sheraton. As we walked, we enjoyed the horse drawn carriage tours, the local architecture, the smells (yes smells) of the Big Easy, and the French Quarter architecture.
Beignets at Cafe du Monde
Fortunately, Cafe Du Monde wasn’t too busy, as it can get downright unbearable. Allison and the kids got their coveted beignets (basically a French doughnut with loads of powdered sugar) and I got some really good French Roast coffee.
Our plans were to ride the cable car to the Garden District, but the kids just didn’t want to go. So we followed their lead, loaded up the truck, and headed out for Houston.
We’d never been West of New Orleans on I-10 and were stunned by the long, seemingly never-ending bridges across the Mississippi delta and Louisiana bayous. It made for some excitement during our trip.
Pretty much just checked into the Aloft in Houston, grabbed dinner, and slept. I know, real exciting….we’re just working our way West, right now….much fun to follow!