A New Orleans Weekend

For the Memorial Day weekend last year my brother Joe and his wife Susan and I met in New Orleans. It was one of the few important American cities I had never visited and I really looked forward to going there. It was not disappointing! We stayed in an AirBnB on a street of the narrow houses that New Orleans is famous for. The houses on this street looked like they had all been renovated since Hurricane Katrina created so much damage there nearly 20 years ago. Here are a few photos I snapped.

Here’s the famous church that’s the center of every visitor’s New Orleans.
We boarded a hop on/hop off bus here and toured much of the city.
We left the bus in the Garden District and
enjoyed walking past the old mansions there.
We walked all around the French Quarter on the second day.
There were too many cars, parked and trying to park, but we enjoyed seeing the colorful homes.
The best part of the trip was finding this small jazz band and the singer who led them on the street on Sunday afternoon. They were great!
We found Preservatio Hall but it was still closed
due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We went to the enormous City Park where we enjoyed a break with strong coffee and beignets which are famous New Orleans pastries, similar to doughnuts.
Our last stop was at the Botanical Garden in the enormous City Park.

It was a fun trip, and a good way to begin my very long journey to many places I’ve wanted to see. I hope you’ll return. Next I’ll tell you about my month in San Francisco.


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