Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Orleans - Part 1 - The French Quarter!

Yesterday was Labor Day which marked the (unofficial) end of summer...my most enjoyable memory of this summer is the trip that my wife and I took to New Orleans.  It was our first trip there and I can't wait to go back!

We stayed at the historic French Market Inn on Decatur Street...right across from the Mississippi River and within easy walking distance of everything we wanted to see.  Our stay there was terrific and I highly recommend it! 

My main purpose for going was attend (and deliver a lecture to) the 2013 Holy Cross History Association Conference. You can read about my experience at the conference here.

The rest of the time, though, was for seeing sights...we did have some things we definitely wanted to do and see: have beignets at Cafe du Monde...walk over to Bourbon Street...see some of the city's historic cemeteries...tour the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum...eat some great seafood...and generally soak up the sights and sounds!

We never even moved our car from the parking lot across from the Inn and pretty much kept to the Quarter...therefore, there's so much more for us to see next time - The Garden District, the WWII Museum, more historic cemeteries...and much more!

Below are some short videos of photographs I took, set to music, of our trip.


(The next post will feature my review of a wonderful new book: The Book Lover's Guide to New Orleans (updated 2013 edition/original 2009) which will certainly help in planning our next trip!

The French Quarter:

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

1 comment:

Mark said...

Awesome! My wife and I also had a great trip to New Orleans with my folks a few years ago. To this day I still order Cafe Du Monde coffee. Nothing tastes right if it doesn't have that chicory in it:)