New Orleans was an amazing jam packed trip. On our first day we walked around the French Quarter and enjoyed the shops, galleries and beautiful architecture. We stayed in a great hotel, Place d'Armes right on Jackson Square. Our second day we got up early and went on a voodoo cemetery tour. The old tombs were striking and full of character. After the cemetery we went to The Voodoo Spiritual Temple to see a voodoo priestess. She was very interesting and had an amazing alter room, filled from top to bottom; every inch of the room was packed with relics and offerings. After that we walked over and went to the insectarium. One of my dreams come true, a whole museum filled with bugs. It was a really cool place and I even got to snack on a few meal worms and crickets. Later that evening we walked down the Mississippi river and then went to a rotating carousel bar that made killer lemon drops.
Our third day we woke up early again for a plantation and swamp tour. We went to the gorgeous Oak Alley plantation. It’s about an hour outside of New Orleans. We had a great tour, and the kitchen had some of the best gumbo I had in Nola. The grounds were so beautiful, quite and peaceful and we learned a lot about the plantation life. After that we went to the bayou for an airboat ride. What a thrill that was, speeding over less than 2 inches of water filled with alligators. The boat captain would attract the gators to the boat with marshmallows. We got a great lesson all about alligators and I even got to hold a baby alligator, it was soft and cute. After a long day we went back to our hotel and rested for a bit before we went to the House of Blues to see Glasvegas. It was a great show and interesting to people watch at a concert in another city.
Our fourth day was all about leisure, shopping and walking. We explored the quarter more, going into voodoo and antique stores. We went on a horse carriage ride in the rain and then purchased some unique artwork from one of the artists selling in Jackson Square.
We ate and drank well and had a fantasist time. There was a lot more that happened but those are the highlights. We have uploaded our pictures, click here to check them out - Pictures