Mini New Orleans Vacation

The family and I spent this past weekend in New Orleans taking in some scenery and enjoying authentic New Orleans cuisine.  In the pre-New Years’ weekend hustle and bustle, we were able to stop by Jackson Square.

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Visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

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Have you ever “pet” a sting ray?  That was an experience!

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Watched a pair of penguins chase the stuffed pink penguin from the gift shop.

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We even made friends with the parakeets.

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After the Aquarium, we took the Trolley back to the French Market.

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We wandered thru the French Market for a while.

If you ever find yourself in the French Quarter, stop by The Gazebo.  They have the best alligator po-boys.  Words can’t even describe how good they are.  I believe it when they say they have people travel from miles around just for the alligator.

One of the stops while heading home, was at Po-Folks Fruits and Vegetables.  There is nothing quite like fresh produce that was dug up that morning.  We stopped for black-eyed peas and cabbage, but walked away with some of the biggest carrots that I have ever seen!

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At only about 10¢ each, I should have gotten more that five.  You defiantly won’t find carrots this big at your local grocery store.  We also purchased some lima beans, a few tomatoes, some kumquat, and about a pound of peanuts.  Po-Folks is defiantly worth checking out if you are in the Port Allen area.

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