Yep, it turns out that I love the South. I love the culture and the food and the people! I love the architecture and the jazz. My grandma grew up in Oklahoma and still says things like "warsh the clothes" so I think maybe I have Southerner in my blood.
This is what we did:
There are monsters in the water.
And they bite.
We had a great time on the boat.
We went to lunch at Willie Mae's which is famous and has the BEST fried chicken I have ever tasted.
And we walked through the gorgeous streets of the French Quarter.
We got to hang out with my family! Yep, that's my mom harassing my uncle. It's what they do.
We took a carriage ride/tour. That is Red Beans, our mule.
It was kind of magical.
We toured a huge, old plantation home. The history in the South is incredible.
The grounds were beautiful. (Narnia, anyone?)
This is my pocket-sized, adorable grandma. I love this little lady.
That's my sister-in-law, Saki! I love her too.
There are no better 82-year-old travelers than these ladies! They stayed up till 11:30 every night gambling, walking around, eating, and just hanging out with the rest of us.
I highly recommend New Orleans as your next travel destination. New Orleans is for lovers.