This summer, I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and our moms flew to New Orleans. This was our first time in New Orleans. We stayed at French Market Inn. We were in the French Quarter, across the street from the Mississippi River. Let’s look at our hotel. It is old brick. We have a courtyard.
There is a small swimming pool, but we are too busy seeing New Orleans to swim.
These narrow passages offer protection from the intense New Orleans sunshine. From our second floor room, we look out our window.
Soapy and his mom have a similar view from their room. This is so much more peaceful than looking at the street. Let’s walk a little and maybe eat lunch.
The Gazebo Cafe offered outside seating and musicians performing. What to order? The New Orleans Sampler.
It was so good, the humans starting eating before the photo. We have red beans and rice, gumbo and jambalaya. These are typical and famous New Orleans food items. And they are delicious. We are next to the French Market. This was once the great bazaar and pulsing commercial heart for New Orleans.
Now is it bustling with tourists, like us. The food stalls smell wonderful. We did sample some on a later visit. Tastes as good as it smells.
Wandering through the souvenir area of the French Market is fun also. It is pretty hot, so the humans bought tickets for the Hop On Hop Off tourist bus.
Riding around New Orleans we smile at the VooDoo Mart.
That just seems so New Orleans. And look at this Holiday Inn.
We love the huge clarinet on the building. New Orleans has music everywhere. Jazz is famous in New Orleans. Wow.
Look at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. We see this on TV during our football season. The football arena is covered, so the Super Bowl Football game is often played here. Many years ago, our Denver Broncos played here in a Super Bowl Game. Now we are at Basin Street Station for our tour bus.
This is also an information center. Next to this building is a famous cemetery. We bought tickets for a cemetery tour and we will take you there next time. We are liking New Orleans.
Love NOLA! many fun times there in college 🙂
My first time there. Also loved it.
Love the pix and narrative! Those certainly are well-traveled ducks! Maybe I’ll post a narrative about – and some pix of – my visit to NOLA a few years ago.
Humans and ducks do enjoy traveling. Either organized or just wandering. Would love to see your photos and impressions of NOLA. Hope you do post them.
What an interesting place to visit! Looks like fun. 😀
It was a fun trip. Our hotel was rght in the French Quarter and just across street from Mississippi River. Really didn’t know what we were getting when we made reservations, but we sure got lucky.
What a great start! You really had a nice view from your hotel window and I like the idea of a sampler of all the delicious food.
Hotel location was fantastic. We were there just by luck. But grateful! We loved the sampler plate as I had never tried gumbo or jambalaya. Both were good.