What a great day today. We spent the day crawling all over the French Quarter and didn't see near all of it. There is just so many cute little shops and interestig tours. I could really blow the budget here.
Last night I received a phone call from a friend who happens to live here in New Orleans and as today was his day off he met us downtown and played tour guide. We walked on the ferry across the Mississippi and met Mike at the landing. It was a beautiful day, warm with just enough breeze to keep it from getting uncomfortable. There was live music everywhere. It made for such a party atmosphere.
This guy was sitting on a bench just playing his trumpet. He graciously agreed to pose for a picture with Ira and Mike.
We wandered through shops and just took in sights. Almost all the buildings had upper levels with balconies overlooking the street.
We stopped for lunch at a little cafe and sat outside enjoying the atmosphere. I had my first taste of alligator. I liked it. After lunch we strolled over to Bourbon Street.
A future musician.
This little guy was having a blast pretending he was playing.
We walked for ever and had a great time. We ended our tour by meeting Mike's wife Jessie. It was great to finally get to meet her. Thanks so much Mike for being our tour guide. We enjoyed it so much.