"Two Visits - 54 Years Apart" Top 5 Page for this destination New Orleans by grandmaR
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My first visit to New Orleans was when I was 12 and in the 7th grade. In addition to this picture (which my dad took - the horse's name was Blackie and he was pulling a scarlet carriage), the chief things I remember were pralines, the street cars on Canal street, the grillwork on the balconies of the French quarter (and the Garden District), the above ground tombs in the cemeteries, and eating in a fancy restaurant on Bourbon Street and at the Courtyard of the Two Sisters
When Bob was transferred to the base in New Iberia in 1960, we did not visit New Orleans.
So this year when I found an inexpensive hotel right off Canal Street, we flew in and spent a week in New Orleans and another 3 days out in the New Iberia area.
We rode the streetcars up and down Canal Street, along the water front and out to the Garden District. We took a city tour that included the cemeteries. We went to the Audubon Aquarium (although it was too cold and windy for us to want to take the J. J. Audubon in the picture out to the Audubon zoo). We walked around Jackson Square, and in the French Quarter, and shopped at the French market. We ate New Orleans food and we took the free ferry over to the Algier's Point.
We also took a boat ride up to the site of the Battle of 1812, and a tour which included both the Oak Alley plantation and the Jean Lafitte swamp.
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Algiers (Mardi Gras World)
Chalmette (Battle of New Orleans site)
Jean Lafitte (Swamp Tour)
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park - French Quarter Unit
and Vacherie (Oak Alley)
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