New Orleans–Day 3

Today was a hodge podge of things.  We started in the Garden District and one of the Cities of the Dead.  Next, we went back to the sculpture garden in City Park because we wanted to see more of it.  We also stopped for lunch and had more beignets and some crawfish étouffée (yum!).  When it started to rain, we headed for the National WWII Museum.


What a gem!  The WWII museum was incredible.  It had tons of exhibits and big explanatory boards, but my favorite things were all the movies that explained so many things about the war in great detail.  It was fascinating, and heart-breaking, and inspiring.  If you’re ever in New Orleans, make sure you spend all the time you can at this museum.  It was wonderful.


We’ve been meeting lots of interesting people at the B&B.  I’m most surprised by the Brits who are in town for a big Wrestlemania event.  Who knew Wrestlemania was so big in Europe?


Tonight for dinner we had reservations at Commander’s Palace.  We have some pictures  here.  Thank you, Sam, for helping with that!  It was lovely and the bread pudding soufflé and the strawberry shortcake were our favorites.  Commanders, like many other places in New Orleans, had to be rebuilt from the studs after Katrina, but they restored it exactly as it was.


We’re leaving New Orleans tomorrow.  We have reservation in Key West beginning on Monday, so who knows where we’ll end up over the weekend?


Oh, one more thing.  Can Catholics eat turtle meat on Fridays during Lent?  Turtle isn’t a mammal, but then neither are chickens.  Any thoughts?

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