|Grave of Marie Laveau|
Garden District and did our own walking tour using the AAA tour book. As the name suggests, this is an area of beautiful homes and gardens, an area untouched by the devastation of Katrina. Generally it seems that the wealthy have their homes on the high (at least higher) ground. The Live Oaks and the Resurrection Ferns gave a feeling of perpetual spring time even with the chilly than normal weather.
After we stopped for coffee in a local coffee shop, we searched out Mandina's where we had lunch of traditional New Orleans cooking. We decided to spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the French Quarter. Things were quieter, of course, than earlier in the week but there were plenty of people and activity as everyone was getting ready for the weekend. Well, maybe it is like that on any day in the French Quarter.
|A quiet day on Bourbon Sreet|