Sunday, May 2, 2010

Short New Orleans trip fills the bill

Entertainers leave no ambiguity

My wife and I had an itch to scratch.

We hadn't had beignets, Cafe du Monde style, in a long time.

Our five and a half hour trip to New Orleans gave us our normal taste of the "Big Easy."

We had the beignets -- cafe au lait for me, and chocolate milk for Linda.

Then it was a walk around Jackson Square taking in a little bit of people watching, checking out the artists and listening to and watching street entertainers.

We wrapped up our stay with a roast beef po-boy and French fries at Cafe Pontalba on the northwest corner of the square.

Sometimes we head over to Magazine Street and browze some shops and then go to the Whole Foods store. And sometimes we take the Algiers ferry.

The first of May was on the cusp of the summer season with the skies heating up.

Two hours in the city and we were gone. The trip over was all on Interstate 10. Our return trip covered a portion of Old U.S. 90 from New Orleans to Pearlington, MS.

This was a short trip. But it did provide what we needed.

Sweet Street Symphony -- an entertaining group

Jackson Square provides an interesting backdrop

Roast beef po-boy and fries at the Cafe Pontalba

Next: Nevada's "Loneliest Road in America" to be posted May 9

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