Monday, August 6, 2012

Travel | New Orleans

While T was stationed at Fort Polk and I was living there for the summer we decided to take a long weekend trip down to New Orleans.

Prior to our trip we booked a horse carriage tour that ended up being a air conditioned 15 passenger van, but it was still a great tour. Our tour guide was an adorable older gentleman and he even had his grandson with him! We saw a lot in a short amount of time and went to places we wouldn't have on our own. The garden district, Sandra Bullock's home, the French Quarter, cemeteries, etc.

The next day we explored the French Quarter on our own. Stopping at Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Big Easy for frozen daiquiris, riding the trolley, and getting a characture drawn at the art festival. We also took a ferry ride on the Mississippi River.

We spent our final day at the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium, which are not connected. The aquarium was eh but the zoo was awesome, especially the primate habitat! Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of zoos.

While we had a great time it's a city we probably won't visit again. We feel like we did everything we were interested in doing/seeing here and that 3 days was enough time.

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