Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 7 - Homeward Bound

New Orleans - Easter Sunday and DH’s birthday so we started with a must-do in New Orleans, coffee and beignets with a bowl of fruit at Huck Finn’s on Decatur.

We headed to the water front 

and then we stood across the street from the cathedral and enjoyed the fine weather and people watching. A trio of three guys were warming up to do a show. Known as the Calypso Tumblers they  put on a great show totally engaging the audience.

You can watch a long version of their show on this video I found on Youtube.

 While this was going on you could also watch the horse and carriages, the taxis arriving with the passengers in their Sunday best for church, the characters and the Easter bonnets.

We went looking for some coffee mugs and then stopped into the Crescent City Brewery for a lunch of Louisiana meat pies and mashed potatoes. 

It was perfect as we had the Chris Owens’ Easter parade on our schedule and it passed right by the door. Chris Owens is in black.

We took out stuff back to the hotel and there was a severe thunderstorm warning,

It was also affecting the golf tournament in Houston. 

We sat out the storm and headed out around 8:30. It was much quieter on Bourbon than the night before. 

Since we weren't that hungry we strolled back to the bistro Grapevines and had a duck salad and DH had enormous shrimp in the best gravy ever.
Time for bed!


  1. Wow! Look at those bonnets, such colour and creativity. Thanks for the tour of this amazing part of the world. Take care. Chel

  2. New Orleans looks like a lot of fun and definitely lots of quirky-like things :)


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