Sunday, April 21, 2013

Up and Down the Mississippi River

We finally had a good night's sleep because the light outside our hotel window was shining really bright. Martin found out that there were shutters outside the balcony that could be closed to block the light and noise from the street and fountain.

Our first event on April 6th was brunch at Palace Cafe on Canal Street. We had the first sitting for brunch at 11:30 am. Look at what we ate, we were so stuffed afterwards.

For the afternoon, we decided to go on a Mississppi Steam Boat ride. Martin was smart to suggest putting long pants on and wearing more layers because it would be cold on the water. I was glad we were able to go back to the hotel and make that change. I found the river to be very dirty and scenery was unappealing. It is still as industrious, with all the ships, as it was back in the day of trades for the Europeans.

Dinner we a little further outside the French Quarter in the warehouse district - Herbsaint. Surprisingly we had already walked passed it the very first day when we were wandering around. It was a very cute dining space. Unfortunately, I was so full from brunch that I only had a small plate for dinner.

If you want to know exactly what the  food pictures are check out my instagram; I list all the names in them. After dinner, we made our way over to Polo Club Lounge at the Windsor Court Hotel for an evening of jazz music. It was nice to just relax on the couch with a cup of tea.

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