New Orleans

In Mobile we rented a car, drove 2 hours west and dropped Glen off at the New Orleans airport. It was great to have him join us for 2 weeks and we hope he enjoyed his time aboard as much as we enjoyed having him. Penny dog will certainly miss the extra attention she got from him every day.

We stayed 2 nights in New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter and attempted see as much of the city as possible. We fortunately had great weather and decided to walk everywhere, logging 10+ miles one day going from sight to sight.

Intricate fence in front of a home in the Garden District which was built ~1860. Story has it the husband had this corn and bean fence built for his wife who was from Iowa and homesick for her home state.

Statue of Andrew Jackson who was Major General in The Battle of New Orleans.

Saint Louis Cathedral – oldest Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the US.

Above ground cemetery.

Breakfast is ready.

We found some great bands and venues along Frenchman St.

As we were in the city on Veterans Day we thought it appropriate to visit the National WWII museum. We spent 4 hours here and unfortunately did not see it all before they closed for the day. We both agreed it was hands down the best museum we had ever been to. It uses a mix of multimedia, artifacts, personal stories, photos, graphics and interactive kiosks to tell the story of WWII and the US’s involvement. Simply put, it was extremely well done.

Kent in front of the Operation Overlord/Battle of Normandy display.

Hundreds of commemorative bricks around the museum, you could spend all day reading them all.

Well stated.

Randomly our friend Amy Poe from Portland was in New Orleans visiting college friends when we were there so we were able to connect one night. Always fun to see a familiar face!

Great to see Amy!

Safe to say you can walk, eat and drink your way through New Orleans and still not do it all but we sure tried.