New Orleans – Week 1

We’ve been packing in the sights on our off-hours this week. I’ve been getting up with Jesse and touring the French Quarter in the mornings, and then Dan takes her to a great 4.5 acre dog park at lunch, followed by adventures in Louis Armstrong park late afternoon, and then walking tour of the area. Phew, we’ve covered some miles this week! We also lucked into being in town for St Patrick’s Day, so got to see a full-on parade, bead madness (I even got a garter 😉 ) and a whole lot of drunk people wearing green. Once again I was surprised by the things that Jesse-dog counts as fun, but walking in a parade is on.

Kimbo and Jesse after the St Patrick's Day Parade

Kay and Jesse after the St Patrick’s Day Parade

One of the highlights was meeting up with my brother Dave, who happens to also be in town this week, competing in a national bridge tournament. We met up for dinner and cocktails afterward, with him, his bridge partner and friends. He also showed us around the tournament setup, and we got to see how real bridge is played. Impressive!

We spent today touring around the Garden District. Because none of the tour companies will allow dogs, we figured out self-guided walking tours and have been consulting our phones as we cruise around different historic areas. This walking tour worked out pretty well!

Welcome to the Garden District!

Welcome to the Garden District!

A dog-friendly mansion... Welcome to the garden district!

A dog-friendly mansion… Welcome to the garden district!

Author Anne Rice's home and the setting for the Mayfair Witches books

Author Anne Rice’s home and the setting for the Mayfair Witches books

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Touring through Lafayette Cemetary

I will write a poem about this shoe.

I will write a poem about this shoe.

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Tiptoe through the clover… the grass is always greener… so many tacky options for this caption 😉