Day 11 - Saturday: We woke up to more hot and muggy weather, I can't imagine what it's like down in these parts in July & August. When we checked in at the campground the attendant mentioned that we should plan to take the ferry over to the city instead of trying to find a parking spot downtown. So when we left at 9 am we headed for the little town of Algiers on the banks of the Mississippi to take the ferry over to New Orleans.
To be honest going this route was probably not the smartest decision. It took just as much time to get to
|St Louis Cathedral & Jackson Square|
We had walked a lot of the streets and looked at the architecture but still had no clue as to the history of the city. So we decided to catch a horse drawn carriage for a tour of the French Quarter. We had a great driver and since there where no other takers at that time the 3 of us had our own personal tour. Actually, I wish we could have just toured the whole city this way. After getting our history lesson we walked up to the river walked and with it so hot and all the walking we did, we headed back toward the ferry. The city is nothing like I had imagined or heard about, I thought we where going to see one street (Bourbon) and the rest of the place was going to be a war zone. Definitely, a place I would revisit when it is cooler to see more of what it has to offer.
When we got back it was hot and looked like it might storm, so we decided to cook spaghetti which was a nice change from all of the catfish and other seafood we had been eating and eat in.
Central Fire Station