Well, that was fun!
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February was a blur of friends and family coming in for my birthday month. My friend Cheryl came to visit from Idaho with her brother and sister-in-law. Then Courtney from Wisconsin flew in to Mobile. They both drove with us to New Orleans. From there Cheryl flew out and my siter Christal and her husband Mike joined us from Wisconsin. That when the party really got going.
We spent 5 days in New Orleans at the French Quarter RV Resort. If you are going to this magical town with a RV, this is the place to stay. We were 2 blocks from the French Quarter where we went to a parade, walked, ate, listened to music, and best of all, watched people. We even got on to a porch to throw some beads.
So many people thought we were crazy to go during Mardi Gras and told us how dangerous the city is. It may be, but from the first wrong turn down an alley with the RV to the day we left, we saw nothing but kindness. Everybody we ran into were friendly, helpful and kind. It is a beautiful melting pot of people from all walks of life.
While there we tried to experience the food. All of it was so good. Of course, we stopped for a muffaletta at Central Grocery. Unfortunately, it was closed for repairs, but the store next café door still sold the sandwiches. Let’s not forget the beignets. Oh, they are so good! We tried them from Café Du Monde and Café Beignet. As a group our favorites were from Café Beignet. One of our lunches was at Coop’s Place. I had to try the highly recommended rabbit and sausages jambalaya. It was so worth it. Needless to say, we did not have a bad meal.
We took a drive one of the days to see what it looked like outside of the city and visit Oak Alley Plantation. Defiantly worth the drive.
I would like to go back to New Orleans again when Mardi Gras is not happening so we can take some of the historical tours, see cemeteries, take a swamp tour and Tom wants to see the World War II Museum.
Now we are on our way back to Wisconsin to drop off the RV, take care of some appointments, see friends and family. On March 13 we fly to Georgia to start our AT thru-hike.
Show kindness, receive kindness!