On Wednesday, after the Mardi Gras, we headed back to the French Quarter and what a difference a day makes. The French Quarter was crowded but nothing like it had been on Monday. We walked some of the streets and stopped by Cafe du Monde for the traditional coffee and beignets. A few days ago the line went around the block, but today it was fairly short and we were seated within a few minutes. With only coffee and beignets on the menu, ordering goes pretty fast as does the service.
There are all types of transportation available in the French Quarter and we took a short buggy tour complete with our guide's Cajun accent. It was fun and informative.
One could spend weeks in the French Quarter and not see everything. There is lots of entertainment and people watching. No, this guy is not walking his dog across the street. He is a mime posing with a stuffed dog, hoping his bucket will be filled up with dollar bills, tips for allowing his picture to be taken.
This belly dancer put on a great show
Next we took a drive over to the Garden District which is full of old southern style homes, with some unique features. Note the corn stock iron fence.
Tomorrow we will make a push towards the Dallas- Fort Worth area. Joel is having some work done on the "Big House", so we will be there for a few days before heading west.