We got up the next morning (not so early) and headed to the cemetery not too far from the hotel.
This was one of the places I was really looking forward to walking around. We didn't stay as long as we would have liked, but the weather wasn't going to cooperate with us, and I didn't want to get soaked while carrying my DLSR.
The alleged grave of Marie Laveau, the "Voodoo Queen."
Not sure who this one belonged to.
From the cemetery, we walked to the House of Blues for a Sunday gospel brunch.
I didn't get any pictures inside. There were signs everywhere prohibiting photography.
Although a somewhat annoying British dude sat across the table from us, and took pictures and video throughout the entire show. :-)
The clouds opened up on us for a while.....and made the city extremely muggy when it stopped. Up until then we had been really lucky with the weather, so I'm not complaining!!!!
We didn't have any more plans for the day, so did some more walking. Checking out shops, stopping to watch the street performers....
And Steve and I stopped to get our cards read.
What? We were in New Orleans. It's a requirement!!!! :-)
From there we went to Pat O'Briens for the authentic New Orleans Hurricane.
It went straight to Mot's head!! :-)
We walked over to Jackson square (the park itself had been closed the day before for a wedding, but the gates were open this afternoon).
From there we walked BACK to Pat O'Briens for more hurricanes.
By then, they had started going to my head as well.
I totally fell in love with the corn stalk fence.
What? I'm an Iowa girl!! :-)
We stopped at a couple favorite hangouts of the boys...and from the balcony of Good Friends, I saw this......
Oh yeah.....we had to go in. The food was really good!!!
Then we.....(all together now)...wandered around the Quarter some more. :-)
Steve wanted to go into a Christmas store to look around.
And......about two hours later, we stopped here for lunch.
Yes, we had just eaten....for the 14th time that day.....but we had Groupons, and wanted to check the place out.
The four of us almost wish we hadn't. The service was horrible, the food was horrible.....but they had a really cool chandelier hanging inside!
Yep, the cool chandelier and Steve's french fries were the highlights of the place.
And then the waiter messed up our bill....couldn't figure out how to cancel it. Had to call his boss...couldn't find his boss....ran down to the bar around the corner that his boss owned. Still couldn't find him.....eventually did something that may or may not have fixed his error....and we left. :-)
From there we headed to the hotel.
We got up the next morning, and got a cab to the airport.