Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


The campground where we are staying offers a shuttle to the French Quarter which leaves at 10am and returns at 4pm. It was worth it instead of trying to drive through the traffic and maneuver the small streets in the French quarter. Our first stop was to Cafe Du Monde for beignets and coffee.

The line was quite long, but  moved rather quickly. If you didn't want to sit at a table to eat, you could go to the take out window and order. We decided to wait for a table.

YUM !!! Messy, but good. A must-do when in NOLA.
 We walked around afterwards, around Jackson Square with lots of artists, street performers, foot
reflexologists, psychics, and other oddities.


One place I haven't been to in 25+ years is the knitting shop "The Quarter Stitch". It is always full of colorful NOLA style yarns that are different. So of course I couldn't resist going in to fondle the yarns. I love this shop, but you have to be here to see the yarns in person.

We walked down to the riverfront, near the paddle wheeler, and to the shopping mall. There was nothing we wanted, but we had 6 hours to kill, so we walked a LOT. We ended up buying a couple of NOLA T shirts. We can always use T-shirts.We walked and walked and walked!!!!

About 2:30 we decided it would be good to stop for lunch. We went to Pat O'Brien's which is really famous for it's bar and the drink "The Hurricane". They actually had a nice menu for food and we sat inside instead of the garden to get out of the sun. David had more red beans and rice and I had shrimp and grits with grits wedges. My meal was fantastic. The grit wedges were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and the sauce was excellent. David thought his beans and rice had too much sausage and not enough beans.

There were lots of street performers. This guy painted in gold, laying in the street was protesting something. Lots of weird people here.

Lots of street people, musicians, bottle cap tap dancers, etc

By the time 4pm rolled around we were walked out and had seen enough of NOLA and the French Quarter and decided that we did not need to spend another day here. 

We went back to the CG, and I gave Bentley and long walk around. We sat outside until it turned cool and decided to call it a night.

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