It had to come sometime, but it just came way too soon, our last day in Louisiana. I have never been so sad about a trip coming to end, well maybe last fall when I was in New York, but I just really didn't want to leave! I was having waaaay too much fun in NOLA. Our final day began with a cable car ride around the beautiful garden district. Cable cars are all over NOLA and are still used as a major type of transportation around the city.
Bethy and I with Reggie, our amazing bus driver
We were all given dog tags at the beginning of the day, and Reggie made sure we all wore them while visiting the museum
In the front entry the walls were covered with twall fabric that was embroidered to accent different elements of the scenes. Such a fun and uniqe wall treatment.
The food was amazing, I had to take a picture of everything that I ordered because it was just too good. For an appitizer I got the 1-1-1 soup sampler. It had two types of gumbo and turtle soup. I must say over the course of this trip I have come to love turtle soup, it is delicious, I never thought in a million years that I would say that. But its true, I love it.
For my main course I got a summer tomato salad. The tomatoes in Lousisana are very sweet, they use a special fertalizer or growing system to them extra sweet so my salad was so yummy and refreshing. Then for dessert I got a cookie dough souffle. it was just so different I had to try it. Of course, it was delicious, very rich and decadent, but delicious.
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here to see that post and learn why all Southerners paint their porch ceilings the exact same color of blue.
Below is a picture of Anne Rice's house. She wrote Interview With The Vampire along with many other well known novels, she is kinda werid. This house fits perfectly along with her stories, we read Interview With The Vampire last October for book club, I can picture a lot of the scenes taking place in this kind of house. The wrought iron design she chose for the fence around her house looks like little skulls.
These are the garbage trucks for the city, hahaha, isn't that great
This is one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter, it dates back to the 1800s.
(Yes this is a picture off the internet, I forgot to take some when we pulled up in our carriage!)
We began the evening with a farewell cocktail reception. They had a small band playing soft New Orlean's style jazz, waiters with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. I enjoyed bottomless diet cokes in fancy little glasses.
Bethy took some nice pictures of some of our tour members. I have been on a lot of tours, and met a lot of people through traveling, but I must say this was the best tour I have had the privledge of traveling with. They were all such nice, sweet people with such fascinating live stories.
Blow are Ron and his lovely wife Rose. Ron is 88, I hope I am still hopping around the country when I am 88.
Rose is a very classy woman, all of her outfits were very pretty and her jewlery was amazing.
Ron loved the jazz, he quietly clapped along to all the songs.
Then it was time for dinner. We had arranged ourselves into different tables and given our groups different "team names." Since our family is big enough we just had a table to ourselves but our name was The Utah Jazz. haha we were the only ones from Utah on the tour and our basketball team, the Jazz, was originally the New Orlean's Jazz. Linda got a kick out of our clever name even though she says her city misses the Jazz.