The short version is - we had a good time! Got to wander the French Quarter a bit, take a steamboat up and down the Mississippi, and even have afternoon tea. Foodwise, I managed to have red beans and rice, jambalaya, beignets, and something like "Creole sausage" (is that a thing?), so I feel like I did pretty well.
Oh, and I had a root canal last week which I have apparently survived. I would like to dedicate the trip to David (it's our 5 year anniversary!) and Advil.
<- We stayed at the Windsor Court Hotel, which was extremely nice. Here's a view of (one of) their restaurants, which is where we ate breakfast every morning.
<- Colorful coral (at the aquarium)
<- David in front of the Steamboat Natchez after our trip. It was fun and informative!
<- This artwork at Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro felt very New Orleanian to me.
<- David and me in our carriage.
<- Our hotel was fancy enough to serve afternoon tea with ample tea sandwiches and scones! (sidenote: there were 20 other women there and no other men...)
<- Before we left we stopped by the National WWII Museum. Honestly, this picture looks a bit creepier than I had anticipated.
<- A sobering picture of the relative sizes of the military forces of Japan, the US, and Germany in 1939.
<- Recruitment posters from WWII.
<- Rationing, etc. posters from WWII.
<- More miscellaneous posters from WWII.