Yesterday we had another full day spent in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Our hotel is actually on Bourbon Street. We shopped and ate and walked around and took lots of pictures. First we went to brunch at Café Soulé. I had the best bacon and Swiss cheese omelet and more beignets. Then we went to shop after shop and I bought a t-shirt, and post cards, and art work showing historic and cultural places in New Orleans. I also bought a Mardi Gras mask. Then it was back to the hotel to rest for a while. We made it back just in time to avoid a rain storm. After the rain ended, we ventured back out and this time took a tour of the French Quarter. We were in a horse drawn carriage pulled by a horse named Sugar Daddy. Did you know that the French Quarter is a 78-square block area? It is 13 blocks long and 6 blocks wide. There are hotels and shops and restaurants all side by side. It also has parks and a church and a school – everything you need!
You’d never have to leave the French Quarter to go get something that you needed, not like my neighborhood, which just has houses. We saw a lot of big, pretty magnolia trees. Did you that the magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana? We went to the Courthouse and saw a magnolia tree that was 150 years old! Pretty neat, huh? We went to the bank of the Mississippi River and watched the river boat for a while and ate dinner at a restaurant called the Gumbo Shop. I had seafood gumbo with shrimp and crab and some BBQ shrimp over pasta. The food here is the best! Walking back to the hotel last night, my mom grabbed me and covered my eyes! When we got into the hotel elevator, a man said that my brother and me are too young to be out on Bourbon Street at night. My dad said, “That’s why we’re coming back to the hotel!” Thank you New Orleans! I had a great time! I have more pics to share with you. Now it’s off to Disney World! We are leaving first thing this morning, and we’ll make one last stop at Café Du Monde for breakfast beignets.