New Orleans, May 2004

Posted on May 14, 2004 @ 7:16 pm

As I mentioned a few posts back, my wife and I spent the last few days vacationing in New Orleans. In the past, I had always wondered what people did when they went on vacation and ended up getting rained on for much of their trip. Well, now I know the answer: they make do and try to enjoy themselves anyway.

Yep, we were caught out in the rain more than a few times while in the Big Easy (and enjoyed overcast skies for much of the remainder of our vacation). Nevertheless, we still had an absolute blast. We walked the French Quarter diagonally and then from side to side, toured the Garden District, rode the St. Charles Streetcar, visited an above-ground cemetary, got accosted by street performers, loitered around on Bourbon Street, and ate some delicious cajun cuisine. Sure, the rain forced us indoors a few times, but we made the most of it by catching a 3D IMAX movie and a showing of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (great flick, by the way). All in all, it turned out to be a restful and fun trip — despite the rainy weather.

Several photos from our trip are included in the extended entry. Hover over the images for a description and click to embiggen.

A festive Mardi Gras statue standing in front of the Louisiana State Museum. Some lovely shuttered doors in the French Quarter. Two birds splashing around in a fountain in Jackson Square.

A Bourbon Street sign -- just just around the corner from our hotel. A creepy Mardi Gras something or another. Yet another in a long line of flower close-ups -- this one taken, appropriately enough, in the Garden District.

A Jackson Square lamppost during an evening rainshower. A secluded alley in the French Market. French Quarter architecture at the corner of St. Philip and something.

An old timey bicycle, somewhere in the French Quarter. St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square.

Posted by Jess | Filed Under Life in a Nutshell, Photo Ops |

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