Welcome to New Orleans. We left a day early so we could actually enjoy a bit of New Orleans on my 6th birthday. I am SIX! wow! First stop, Hansen’s Snowblitz for snowballs. I chose a chocolate cream.
Then we parked near the water and wandered around the French Quarter. I enjoyed looking at the Mississippi river and even learned how to spell Mississippi.
Wandering downtown not knowing what was over my shoulder!
HAPY BIRTHDAY at Cafe Du Monde.
What six year old wouldn’t want beignets for his birthday! Better than cake!
Finishing up my second plate full! My tummy will hurt later.
Happy birthday to me!
Afterwards we wandered the French Quarter some more and then took a private horse drawn buggy ride. I loved seeing all the different buildings in the French Quarter. Everything was so beautiful.
Day 2 brought us to the Insectarium. I have been talking about this for over a year. I love bugs to much. We had to wait a little while for it to open.
First in the door and off to touch BUGS! Daddy walked away when we pet the hissing cockroach.
The bug tunnel was fun but a bit terrifying.
You could pop up in the dome and see the…
Daddy convinced Mommy to eat some bugs. E and I joined in after Mommy gave a big thumbs up.
Chocolate and vanilla covered crickets.
Chocolate Chirp Cookies.
I became a bug boy.
I found a blue morpho butterfly. I had no idea it was this big! It was bigger than Daddy’s hand!
Getting a closer look.
We watched a 4D bug movie and I didn’t like the smell. I stuck my fingers up my nose and gave myself a nose bleed. After Mommy got me calmed down and cleaned up we headed out to ride the streetcars.
Super fun to zip down the roads and see all the Mardi Gras beads still hanging from the trees.
We visited Story Land at City Park. It was so hot outside so we didn’t stay long.
Daddy got the car and came and picked us up and then we went out for a crawfish boil. Sadly it was the end of the season and they cooked them in too much Old Bay. They were a bit spicy for me but I tried them anyway and then helped Daddy peal a bunch to eat.
Day three we visited a plantation house.
It was so hot outside. I could not imagine working and living without air conditioning.
I thought the whole slavery concept was interesting. This was one of the few plantations where slaves could buy freedom, own land and have more freedom.
After the educational part we headed down into the bayou. It was pouring down rain and the mosquitoes were the size of small birds! I swear!
We wandered the paths and saw tons of birds and alligators. The alligators were actually up on the boardwalk in some areas. Daddy kept me to the safe side but we were all still a bit nervous.
As far south as the trail went. That is the Gulf of Mexico through the swamp behind me.
After a fun day eating, being a tourist and getting soaked, I was glad to get in my jammies and hang out in the pop-up.
Snuggling with Daddy after our long visit in New Orleans. Hitting the road in the morning.