Housekeeping items:

There is so much to see and experience in New Orleans, we will do daily updates until we leave in 6 days. We also have a temporary addition to join us on our travels- Erin (Tyler’s Sister)  We have also temporarily upgraded our accommodations to a hotel room. (With indoor plumbing)

 

DAY ONE:

After our luxurious double shower (at night and again the next morning) and our continental breakfast, we hit the road. RV parking is a challenge in New Orleans, so our hotel is outside of the downtown area. Therefor we needed to drive into the French Quarter. To avoid paying $38-$45 for one day of parking, we parked at the downtown Walmart and bussed into the French Quarter.

Nearby Police Station uses Walmart parking lot as well. I think the car will be safe here.

Nearby Police Station uses Walmart parking lot as well. I think the car will be safe here.

Next stop, French Quarter.

Hot sauce tasting bar and fresh made Pralines

Hot sauce tasting bar and fresh made Pralines

Yes the Pralines were delicious

Yes the Pralines were delicious

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Aya and Erin

Aya and Erin

ohhhh Beignets were delicious. Café Beignet is the #2 rated Beignet in New Orleans. We will try #1 (Café du monde) another day

ohhhh Beignets were delicious. Café Beignet is the #2 rated Beignet in New Orleans. We will try #1 (Café du monde) another day

Inside Café Beignet

Inside Café Beignet

French Quarter Buildings were beautiful, with balconies.

French Quarter Buildings were beautiful, with balconies.

During our 10 hours in the French Quarter today, we saw many bands. On some streets every block has a different band playing. Some restaurants have live Jazz and Blues as well.

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This band drew quite a crowd. the front row was all homeless people. (how many alcohol bottles can you count)

This band drew quite a crowd. the front row was all homeless people. (how many alcohol bottles can you count)

street performer

street performer

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Free Fruit Juice and Vodka just to look in a store. Sign me up!

Free Fruit Juice and Vodka just to look in a store. Sign me up!

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Santa uses Gators down here

Santa uses Gators down here

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New Orleans is a crazy fun filled city. Proof of the crazy part is below. During our day we saw a woman wearing just underwear and a bra (later in the day she was topless) running around, with a red van driving beside her filming her. Not sure what was going on.

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note the red van

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beautiful church

beautiful church

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We found Stevie Wonder!!!

We found Stevie Wonder!!!

after walking all day, we needed some booze and jazz to wind down the day. (Frenchman Street)

after walking all day, we needed some booze and jazz to wind down the day. (Frenchman Street)