Today we had a very small window in which to explore New Orleans, but we made the most of it. I think it was Allison’s favorite stop–she may even have liked it a little bit more than Disney World! We explored the French Quarter a bit. I think Dana was a bit taken aback by the smells, but Allison didn’t bat an eye.
We went to Cafe du Monde where Allison (and Daddy) tasted their first beignets. Allie pronounced them “Better than chocolate.”
Jackson Square had everything we needed in our short amount of time. Sunshine and music and interesting things to see and do. We bought souvenirs, made a wish in a fountain, ate hot dogs from a hot dog shaped cart, and listened to the cathedral bells chime. But this was our favorite: listening to a jazz band play “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Bill Bailey.”
And this little girl danced and danced and danced some more.
This guy made her a balloon teddy bear.
And then, it was time to say goodbye to the Big Easy. Dana and I have said we want to come back on a grown-up trip, but it seems almost cruel to leave behind a girl who is so clearly in love with this city. As my friend Lisa said, maybe we should start thinking about Tulane University.
After all that dancing, Little Miss spent the majority of the day like this:
So Mommy and Daddy spent the trip eating weird junk food, finishing up our audiobook, and taking disturbing selfies.
We also managed to travel 263 miles on I-10 West.
We’re spending tonight in Beaumont. Daddy and Allie may have built a fort in the hotel room. Daddy calls it the Dark Side.
Dana’s favorite thing today: Beignets
Allison’s favorite: Dancing to the music
My favorite: Wishes come true.